Man Charged In Connection With Hit-And-Run That Injured Two

by Staff Blogger | July 23rd, 2012

July 23, 2012

A 31-year-old California man is in court today for a hit-and-run accident Monday that seriously injured two people and killed their four dogs. According to The Sacramento Bee, the man will face two felony charges of hit and run, two felony counts of cruelty to animals, one count of driving under the influence, and a single count of driving on a suspended license—both of which are misdemeanors.

Reports indicate that the California Car Accident happened around 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Engle Road and Garfield Avenue. There, police say the two victims were utilizing a crosswalk at the intersection while taking their dogs for a walk when the suspect struck them with his vehicle and the fled the scene. The 23-year-old victim was hospitalized for several days, while her 21-year-old boyfriend remains in stable condition after having one of his legs amputated.

The driver responsible for the crash was arrested Thursday after a California Highway Patrolman stopped the man for a traffic violation and realized the damage on the driver’s 1987 Nissan Maxima matched the description of the vehicle involved in the accident.

The California Personal Injury Lawyers with Berg Injury Lawyers would like to remind drivers that the law requires a motorist to stop and render aid if an injury or death is believed to have been involved in an accident. Failure to do so could result in additional charges.