Jason Gonzales was hit by a car in Oxnard on Saturday and suffered very serious injuries in the Oxnard accident. According to the Ventura County Star, Mr. Gonzales was listed in critical condition from his Oxnard pedestrian accident injuries. The driver of the car that hit Gonzales has not yet been located and the City of Oxnard is offering a $10,000 reward if information is provided that leads to the driver being arrested and convicted of the crime.
The Oxnard car accident occurred on Ventura Road, North of Devonshire Drive. The driver who hit Gonzales then fled southbound on Ventura Road. The car was described as a black vehicle, similar to a Chevrolet Camaro. The car is expected to have damage to its front quarter panel from striking Mr. Gonzales. We hope that the information provided, along with the reward being offered, leads to a witness or someone knowing the driver and seeing the damage, coming forward to police with the information.
Unfortunately, some drivers think that it is a good idea to flee the scene after a car or pedestrian accident. This is not a good idea and it will turn a civil offense into a criminal offense. Most accidents can simply be resolved by auto insurance and there is not much to be afraid of. When a person fleas the scene, the person who is injured may not be able to recover from the responsible party’s auto insurance coverage, which makes it an extra bad situation for that person.
If you are hit by a hit and run driver, we recommend that you immediately call the police. If you are able to take any photos of the vehicle, we suggest you do that. You also need to report the accident to your insurance company right away. We suggest you call our office, even from the scene of the accident, as we can guide you through all of this. If the other driver and vehicle is never located, we can still obtain compensation for your injuries and damages if there is an applicable uninsured motorist coverage available. We know how to search for this coverage and how to obtain the best results possible for our injured clients.