Vista, CA – UPDATE: Man Arrested for Mar Vista Dr Hit-&-RunSan Diego Legal News
Vista, CA (February 27, 2020) – A man was arrested on Wednesday, February 26th, in connection with a hit-and-run accident in Vista, California the day before. A 12-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle near the corner of Mar Vista Drive and Buena Vista Drive at around 4:45 p.m. The boy was transported to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego with injuries to his legs and face.
Authorities followed tips that led them to the home of the suspect at Windrift Way near Lookout Court in Oceanside, California. There they found a white Toyota Corolla matching the description of the vehicle involved in the crash that had signs of damage. The 28-year-old man is being held in Vista jail on a $50,000 under suspicion of felony hit-and-run.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Hit-&-Run Crashes in California
When a driver flees the scene of a crash without rendering aid and providing contact information, they’re committing what’s known as a hit-and-run, and that’s a crime in California. In 2016, 337 people were killed in hit-and-run accidents in the state. This is a 60 percent increase in hit-and-run fatalities since 2009.
Being injured in a crash can be devastating enough. When the driver leaves without first providing any form of assistance, it can be even more traumatic for victims. Injured parties or their families may be able to recover lost compensation by contacting a California car crash attorney.
The Coastal Legal Center will exhaust all possible avenues for compensation after a hit-and-run. We will help you investigate the accident and find the driver liable for your injuries. Give us a call at (619) 231- 0724 to see how we can help.
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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.