At about 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, four people were injured in a hit-and-run accident in Lake Elsinore, reported The Press-Enterprise. While traveling near the intersection of Corydon Street and Melinda Lane in a white vehicle, 33-year-old Elmar Danilo Carrillo Perez veered into oncoming traffic. In an attempt to avoid a collision, the driver of a Mitsubishi Montero swerved but ended up striking a GMC Sierra pickup. Emergency responders transported four occupants from the Mitsubishi and the GMC to local hospitals. Perez fled the scene but was later apprehended and arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, are asked to call Deputy Richard Williams at the sheriff’s Lake Elsinore Station at 951-245-3300.
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 168 people in Lake Elsinore in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 10 of the fatal and injury collisions. Three of the crashes involved a hit-and-run driver. Throughout California, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities claimed 774 lives in 2010 and 2011-the lowest DUI death total ever.
After an accident resulting in injury, the victims may file personal injury claims against the at-fault driver in order to be compensated for their recovery-related expenses. For more information on the injury claims process, please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured in the hit-and-run accident.