Police Still Search for Hit-And-Run Suspect

Posted By Bill Nimmo & Raymond Gomez, Attorneys at Law || 5-Jun-2014

SDPD continue to search for a hit-and-run suspect who was involved in a crash early this morning. According to police reports, the crash occurred around 5:40 a.m at light at Streamview Drive and College Blvd.

The Hispanic man, near his late 30s, reportedly ran the red light, causing him to hit another car. A middle aged man and woman were in the other vehicle. Both were taken to the hospital, though the man was later released with no major injuries. The woman is still being treated for a fractured foot. Investigators say that the man abandoned his car and took off after the accident.

Have you or a loved one been involved in a hit-and-run in San Diego?

It could happen to anyone. You get into a car accident, you are in a hurry, you are nervous about insurance costs, you think you may have seriously hurt someone – or are anxious for any other reason – so you take off. You don't wait around to exchange information or report it to police. Most hit-and-run suspects are driven by the fear and shock of the incident, unsure of why they even ran in the first place. If you or a loved one are facing the same type of situation, it may be time for you to seek legal counsel. Our firm is here to provide the support you deserve when you need it most.

Hit-and-run charges can range in penalties, depending on the injuries and damage involved in the accident. If a driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the charges will likely be much more severe, and may include vehicular manslaughter. Regardless of the circumstance surrounding your hit-and-run accident, it is crucial that you understand what steps to take next and how to protect your rights.

Don't wait a moment longer to contact our Vista criminal defense firm about your accident or charges.