At about 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, a hit-and-run driver struck and seriously injured a cyclist in Anaheim. The accident occurred in the 900 block of North Harbor Boulevard. Authorities found the man in the street suffering from major head trauma. He was transported to an area hospital. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, are asked to call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 877-TIP-OCCS.
“Apprehending the driver responsible for a hit-and-run accident can prove crucial to the victim’s ability to obtain compensation for the expense of his or her recovery,” explained Orange County bicycle accident lawyer James Ballidis. “In the absence of the negligent driver and uninsured motorist insurance, the victim may incur debt from medical bills and lost income.”
Anaheim accounted for none of the 3 fatalities and 96 of the 1,203 injuries suffered by bicyclists in traffic accidents that occurred in Orange County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Anaheim 10th out of 13 similarly sized cities for bicyclist safety that year in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the cyclist whom the hit-and-run driver struck and injured.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Anaheim hit-and-run accident.
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