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Hemet: One Person Killed and Five Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident

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Some time around 1:30 a.m. this morning, the driver of a pickup truck struck another truck carrying a family of five in Hemet. The driver’s passenger was ejected from the vehicle, while one person in the other truck was killed and four were seriously injured and air lifted to a nearby hospital. Authorities are looking for the driver, who fled the accident scene before they arrived. Anyone with information about this hit-and-run accident has been asked to call (800) TELL-CHP or (800) 835-5247, explains a California truck accident attorney.

Vehicle occupants accounted for 24,474 of the 33,808 fatalities and 2,011,000 of the 2,217,000 injuries suffered in traffic accidents in 2009, according to the most recently released accident statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA. More than 95 percent of the 9.6 million vehicles involved in crashes that year were passenger cars or light trucks, with the latter accounting for 41 percent of the accidents.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the person who was killed in Hemet this morning. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the people who were injured.

This hit-and-run accident was originally reported by KABC-TV, Channel 7.

Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the injury and wrongful death claims process, are available to the public free of charge.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California truck accident attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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