On the night of Monday, September 17, a hit-and-run driver struck and injured a road construction worker in Bakersfield. Described by witnesses as a white or Hispanic woman in her 50s, the driver of a dark-colored sedan hit the man in a northbound lane of Coffee Road near Truxtun Avenue. She stopped to inquire about the man’s condition and then fled the scene. Authorities are investigating the accident and have asked that witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, call police at 661-327-7111.
“Fleeing the scene of an accident is a violation of California law,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis, “and offenders face fines, imprisonment, or both.”
California Vehicle Code Section 20001 indicates that a driver is required to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in injury or death. The punishment for violating this subdivision is a sentence to state prison for two, three, or four years, or in county jail for not less than 90 days nor more than one year, or a fine of not less than one thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand dollars, or both of these consequences.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the man who was struck and injured while working on the construction of the road.
Bakersfieldnow.com originally reported this collision.
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