Hit-and-Run Injury Accident Reported in Elk Grove

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April 08, 2024
Edward Smith

Weather May Have Factored in State Route 99 Hit-and-Run Injury Accident

A hit-and-run injury accident occurred in Elk Grove on April 4, and poor weather conditions may have been a factor. The collision happened along northbound State Route 99 just north of the Sheldon Road off-ramp around 5:24 p.m. during a hail storm. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a pickup truck crashed with a van, and the second vehicle left the scene. 

Authorities Seek Driver in Hit-and-Run Injury Accident

The damaged pickup was found in the center divider. One person in the vehicle had suffered injuries. Police received a report that the van had been spotted nearing the exit for Mack Road. The CHP traffic accident detectives are searching for the fleeing vehicle and determining fault in the collision. 

Using Caution in Inclement Weather

During inclement weather, drivers must reduce their speed to a safe level and exercise extra caution to prevent collisions. It’s a common misconception that adhering to the speed limit is always acceptable. However, per California Vehicle Code § 22350, failing to adjust your speed for weather conditions, heavy traffic, or other factors can lead to a citation.

Locating a Fleeing Driver With a Law Firm

It can be difficult to track down and hold drivers accountable for their actions when they flee the scene of an accident. When a hit-and-run injury accident is involved, it is important to hire an investigative law firm able to identify and locate them.  A driver and vehicle can be tracked by:

  • Interviewing witnesses: The lawyer can use eyewitness information to determine the driver’s identity and locate potential leads.
  • Video footage: It may be possible to obtain video surveillance footage of the accident, which may provide answers as to who was driving during the accident.
  • Vehicle debris: This can include pieces of broken glass, fragments of plastic, or even personal possessions that might hint at the involved vehicle’s make and model.
  • Searching for a similar vehicle nearby: An attorney may unearth leads on the vehicle’s involvement by seeking out vehicles that match the description of the one involved in the crash around the accident area.
  • Monitoring traffic citations: Traffic tickets issued close to the time and location of the hit-and-run injury accident can be invaluable in pinpointing the driver responsible for the accident.
  • Checking the police report: Police reports pertaining to the incident can shed light on potential suspects and can aid in identifying unseen witnesses to the accident.
  • Reaching out to car repair facilities: Car repair shops might hold crucial evidence through records of recent repairs that connect a specific vehicle to the accident site.
  • Examining vehicle registration records: An attorney may review these records to determine the ownership of a vehicle resembling the one involved in the crash.

The following video provides advice and helpful tips from injury lawyer Ed Smith on the qualities to seek in a lawyer:


Car Accident Attorney in Elk Grove

I am Ed Smith, a car accident attorney in Elk Grove. People injured in accidents through no fault of their own are entitled to recover compensation from the negligent party. For free, friendly legal advice at no charge, contact us at (916) 694-0002, or for those calling from outside the area, at (800) 404-5400. Additionally, our team is accessible online for consultations, which can be conducted in person or virtually. Our accident lawyers will discuss your case through a free consultation and explain your options for securing just compensation.

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