Hit-and-Run Incident With Injuries Happens in Rio Linda

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August 07, 2023
Edward Smith

Injuries Reported in 20th Street Hit-and-Run Incident

On August 4, 2023, at 7:57 a.m., a hit-and-run incident occurred with injuries on 20th Street, just south of Elkhorn Boulevard in Rio Linda. A dark-colored sedan was observed driving recklessly before colliding with the white sedan and fleeing the scene. The impact caused the white sedan to overturn, and it came to rest upside down on a residential property, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Injured Driver Extricated From Vehicle Following Hit-and-Run Incident

Emergency services with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District responded to the scene to assist in extracting the driver from the overturned sedan. Information was not provided on whether the injured party was transported to a hospital or received treatment at the scene. The vehicle had suffered rollover damage and was towed away. Currently, the CHP traffic investigation unit is actively investigating the cause of the accident to determine the circumstances that led to the collision.

Consulting a Lawyer After an Accident

The most dangerous type of collision is a rollover, which occurs when a vehicle becomes unbalanced. Aside from being thrown around in the vehicle, the driver and passengers may be ejected, and this can be fatal. An SUV, light truck or van is most likely to roll over. 

Rollover Accident Causes

Almost any vehicle can roll if it strikes soft dirt or a guardrail just right or another vehicle crashes into it. An injured person must prove negligence before they can make a claim for compensation, so it’s crucial to hire an injury attorney to recover damages. Rollovers may be caused by the following factors:

  • Making an emergency maneuver can cause a rollover. 
  • Speeding is a common cause of a rollover. 
  • Distracted driving can cause a driver to jerk the wheel and lose control.
  • Drunk or drugged driving causes a rollover if the driver hits another vehicle.
  • Being struck by another vehicle, such as in a hit-and-run.

Rollovers With Crushed Roofs

A vehicle’s roof may cave in during a rollover, causing additional injuries to those inside. To ensure safety, vehicle manufacturers must design roofs that can bear multiple times their own weight. Many people suffer traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord trauma and others as a result of weak roofs. 

Vehicle defects can play a role in accident injuries, so investigators must retain the damaged car or truck to examine the roof crush and other auto defects. A product liability lawsuit may be filed if a person is injured due to a defect in an auto. 

Locating the Driver in a Hit-and-Run Incident

By locating the driver, he/she can be held financially liable for the injuries they caused. We have a good record of locating fleeing drivers, and do so by investigating the hit-and-run incident and collecting evidence. 

Insurance Coverage to Pay for Your Accident Injuries

If, on the off chance, the hit-and-run driver cannot be found, there is another option to recover damages. If you happen to have an uninsured/underinsured insurance policy, you can use it to help with your medical expenses. A family member’s policy can be used if you don’t carry this add-on insurance. The rates are not affected in the future.

Attorney Ed Smith offers these tips for finding a good lawyer if you are searching for one:

 

Attorney for Rio Linda Car Accidents

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