At about 6:35 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 68-year-old Jocabeth Martinez was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident near Perris. The motorist struck Martinez as she was walking along the shoulder of Marshall Road south of Fisher Street. The driver continued south toward Ellis Avenue without stopping to administer aid. All that is known about the vehicle is that it has a broken right side mirror and possible damage to the right side of the front end. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the location of the driver or the vehicle, are asked to call Officers Joe Tronti or Dan Perez at 951-637-8000 or the California Highway Patrol at 909-428-5400.
“When a pedestrian is injured in a hit-and-run accident, it is important to his or her ability to fully recover physically and financially that authorities apprehend the driver,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 14 pedestrians were killed or injured in traffic accidents in Perris in 2010. One of the accidents that resulted in injury or death involved a pedestrian over the age of 65. Hit-and-run was a factor in 12 of the collisions that resulted in injury or death.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Jocabeth Martinez, the pedestrian who was seriously injured in the hit-and-run accident.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Perris accident.
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