WESTMONT, Calif. – Police are looking for the driver of a dark-colored Nissan Altima who witnesses say is responsible for a hit and run accident that severely injured an 8-year-old boy Wednesday about 6 p.m.
The boy, who was struck by the car on West 104th Street, was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police reported that he was in critical condition.
The vehicle that struck the boy apparently had damage to the right side, according to police reports.
Car accident lawyers will tell you that hit and run accidents accounted for more than 9% of all fatal and injury accidents in California, according to 2009 statistics compiled by the Department of Motor Vehicles. There were 163,524 accidents involving injuries and 2,805 fatal accidents reported in California in 2009.
These hit and run accidents can be devastating to those who are left injured after being struck by a motorist, but even more for the families of victims who are killed in this type of accident, car accident lawyers say.
“Tragically this young boy was seriously injured in this accident and the person responsible needs to be found and held liable for his or her actions,” said Emery Ledger, a car accident lawyer at Ledger & Associates in Newport Beach.
Ledger & Associates is a personal injury law firm that handles hundreds of cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, plane accidents and train accidents. If you are injured in a traffic accident you should seek treatment immediately for your injuries, call police and make a report and call a car accident lawyer to help you get compensation for your injuries.
Call Ledger & Associates today at 1-800-300-0001 for a free consultation with a car accident lawyer.