According to ABC 7 News, a driver of a white Izusu Rodeo caused a hit-and-run accident after hitting a motorcyclist in Costa Mesa. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital for personal injuries sustained in the accident, but the Izusu Rodeo fled the scene.
Luckily for this motorcyclist, a father and daughter who witnessed the accident, followed the Izusu Rodeo while calling police. The father and daughter duo followed the driver to an apartment complex, where the driver parked and ran inside. The police then arrived at the complex to take over the situation.
The father and daughter were particularly interested in helping as they have a family member who suffered brain damage after being hit in a hit-and-run accident. Police were able to take the suspected driver into custody thanks to their help. Fortunately, the motorcyclist is now in stable condition.
In California, it is against the law for a person to leave the scene of an accident without stopping to provide their information. Because the driver of the Izusu Rodeo was found, the driver will likely face criminal charges for the Costa Mesa hit and run accident.
In addition to the criminal charges, the motorcyclist injured in this accident can make a personal injury claim against the driver. A personal injury claim can help the injured motorcyclist receive financial compensation for damages caused by the accident including hospital bills and recovery care.
To assist with the personal injury claim, the motorcyclist should contact a Southern California personal injury attorney who can investigate the relevant insurance coverages and liability. The office of Walch Law has been handling Los Angeles personal injury claims, including hit and run accidents, for over 30 years. If you have been injured in a Southern California accident, call us now for a free consultation at 866-INJURY-2. We are especially fond of helping motorcyclists who are injured, as they often are not treated fairly under the law without proper representation.