At about 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, a driver struck and injured a person in a wheelchair in Sacramento. Thirty-five-year-old Regina Medina hit the wheelchair user near 30th and U streets. Initially, she fled the scene but later returned and was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and driving on an expired license.
“Once a hit-and-run driver has been apprehended, those who were injured in the accident may hold the driver liable for expenses related to their recoveries,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 201 pedestrians in Sacramento in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics. The OTS ranked Sacramento 6th out of 13 cities with similarly sized populations for the number of fatal and injury pedestrian accidents that occurred there that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the person in the wheelchair the driver struck and injured.
The Sacramento Bee originally reported this accident.
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