Sacramento Driver Fled the Scene of an Injury Accident

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May 19, 2024
Edward Smith

Injury Accident on Watt Avenue and Sacramento Driver Fled the Scene

A Sacramento driver fled the scene of a three-vehicle crash with injuries on May 16. The collision occurred on northbound Watt Avenue at the intersection with Maryal Drive around 4:17 p.m. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the individual who reported the accident was in a Honda Accord. 

Sacramento Driver Fled the Scene and Authorities Conducting Search

The reporting driver blocked the lane, and it is unknown whether their vehicle could be moved out of the way of traffic. They also said the vehicle that left was a white SUV. CHP traffic investigators are looking for the fleeing driver.

Helping Injured Clients When the Driver Fled the Scene

Throughout the years, the investigators with our law firm have tracked down many hit-and-run drivers. When a Sacramento driver fled the scene, holding them accountable is crucial, and we grasp how important this is for those who have sustained injuries. Our team includes experienced investigators and utilizes resources and expertise to assist with this task. Our accident investigations when the driver has fled the scene encompass the following areas:

  • Collecting physical evidence: At the accident scene, we identify physical evidence such as paint from the vehicle, metal fragments, and tread marks, which help determine the make and model of the vehicle.
  • Interviewing witnesses: We conduct thorough interviews with witnesses to the accident during our investigation.
  • Ensuring accurate police reports: We ensure the police report is accurate and comprehensive. This information is critical for the success of our clients’ compensation claims.
  • Analyzing surveillance footage: We analyze surveillance videos and employ accident reconstruction techniques to better understand the crash. If surveillance footage captures the accident and when the Sacramento driver fled the scene, we can subpoena these videos to support your claim.
  • Building a strong case: Our attorneys use this compiled evidence to prepare compelling negotiation or litigation cases.

Additional Insurance for Accident Compensation

Hit-and-run accidents in Sacramento, where the at-fault driver cannot be identified, pose challenges for compensating victims. Even if the driver is found, they may lack insurance or the means to pay your injury claim. In such instances, our attorneys leverage the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage available to our clients.

This additional coverage is accessible to all Californians with auto insurance. Given the high number of uninsured and underinsured motorists in the state, many drivers opt for this coverage. It provides protection whether an individual is injured while driving, walking, or riding a bicycle, or if the driver fled the accident scene. If the injured party lacks this additional coverage, they can also benefit from the policy of another family member. Importantly, adding this coverage does not change insurance rates.

Watch this video from accident lawyer Ed Smith, which provides valuable tips for selecting the right attorney:


Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento

I am Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Sacramento. Those responsible for another person’s injury and financial loss can be held accountable. For free and friendly advice, call us at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 to speak with an experienced accident attorney. If you need assistance with your case, have questions, or wish to explore your options for recovering compensation, our team is here to help. You can also reach us through online contact.

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Photo attribution: Image by Netto Figueiredo from Pixabay

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