Hit-and-run leaves man dead in Vacaville, California

Vehicle accidents often cause serious injuries and can even lead to death. In the event of auto-pedestrian accidents, catastrophic bodily harm is even more likely for the person hit by the vehicle. In the case of a hit-and-run in Vacaville, California, these types of injuries led to the death of a 28-year-old man.

The accident occurred in the early morning hours of Dec 5. Police arrived at the scene around 8:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a dead body. The body of the man was found on the west edge of Peabody Road. Authorities indicate the man had been carrying a backpack. Police notified California Highway Patrol, and the roadway was blocked off for investigation.

Investigators were able to recover vehicle parts that contained VIN information. Using that information, they traced the accident to a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado owned by a 23-year-old man. The man was arrested without event on Dec. 6. The truck was found in front of the man’s parents’ home in Vacaville.

Authorities believe the 23-year-old man struck the pedestrian several hours before they arrived on the scene. They also report that the pedestrian was walking south on Peabody Road when the accident occurred. The incident occurred north of the Chuck Hammond Drive intersection.

When a pedestrian dies in an auto-pedestrian accident, grieving family members can be left with funeral and medical expenses. In cases where the pedestrian is lucky enough to pull through, expenses and other losses can be debilitating. Victims should understand their rights and compensation options before settling with insurance companies in any pedestrian-related accident case.

Source: The Reporter, “Man dies in hit-and-run accident; suspect arrested,” Catherine Bowen, Dec. 6, 2012

Two injured in highway accident near Glendora, California

Highway accidents can cause severe injuries and even death. They usually involve vehicles traveling at high speeds. Those injured in car accidents may endure great pain, suffering, and financial loss. Although there is nothing they can do to reverse their misfortune, they can seek compensation to pay for all the costs that result from the accidents.

A 39-year-old woman and a 17-year-old male were injured in a major collision that occurred on Arrow Highway near Glendora, California, on Dec. 19. The woman was driving a minivan in the left-turn lane of the highway, and was trying to make a turn onto Glendora Avenue. The teen, driving a white truck, was traveling in the opposite direction, and swerved in an attempt to avoid colliding with the minivan. However, the truck clipped the minivan and flipped over. The teen was extracted from the truck by fire fighters who arrived at the scene later. Both drivers sustained minor injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals.

Car accident victims may have to pay a substantial amount of money to treat their injuries, and they may be so badly injured that they are unable to work. Getting compensation from the parties that are responsible for the accidents will help them avoid financial trouble and even speed up their recovery. Victims should learn about their rights under the law to ensure the best possible resolution to such an unfortunate incident.

Source: GlendoraPatch, “At Least Two Injured in Major Collision Near Glendora,” Aaron Castrejon, Dec. 19. 2012