San Diego, CA – Woman Injured in Hit-&-Run at Genesee AveSan Diego Legal News
San Diego, CA (April 4, 2020) – A 27-year-old man has been taken into custody under suspicions of drunken driving following a hit-and-run crash on Thursday, April 2nd. The man reportedly downed a utility pole at the 4800 block of Genesee Avenue, south of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, that fell and struck a 68-year-old woman. The man, later identified as Pedro Matias-Perez, then fled the scene on foot along with his 25-year-old passenger.
According to local reports, the man’s 2006 Chevy Silverado struck the median on the roadway at around 3:35 p.m., overcorrected, rolled over, and struck the pole. The pole disconnected from its base and struck the pedestrian who was near the roadway. She was taken to the hospital to treat a deep gash on the back of her head and other injuries.
Matias-Perez was later taken into custody and charged with suspicion of DUI and felony hit-and-run. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Accidents in California
Hit-and-runs are happening with greater frequency each year. There were nearly 737,100 reported hit-and-runs nationwide in 2015. That means a hit-and-run happened nearly every 43 seconds.
Fatal hit-and-runs have hit an all-time high. When a driver flees the scene of a crash without rendering aid, they’re committing a crime. Yet far too many drivers still leave a crash site.
Injured parties should consult with a qualified California hit-and-run attorney. The Coastal Legal Center is here to help you recover your deserved compensation. Give us a call at (619) 231- 0724 to discuss your case.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, Coastal Legal Center strives to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in San Diego. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.