March 19, 2023
Westminster, CA – Hit-and-Run Crash with Injuries on I-5 Southbound
Westminster, CA (March 19, 2023) – The California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an injury accident in Westminster on Sunday morning, March 19th. The collision was first reported just before 5:00 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5.
According to an initial report, there were at least three cars involved in the original crash. One of the vehicles fled the scene before police could arrive. When rescue officials arrived, they found one person injured and lying in the roadway. There is no word on how the crash took place. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time. The road was partially blocked while officials worked to clear the scene and investigate the collision. Motorists were told to avoid the scene. A search is underway for the hit-and-run driver. There is no word on any potential charges.
The accident remains under investigation. There is no further information available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to those who were affected by this hit-and-run accident in Westminster. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.
Westminster Hit-and-Run Crash
A hit-and-run accident can cause devastating and serious injuries. Hit-and-run collisions are among the most serious types of crashes that we see in Southern California. While the law requires drivers to remain at an accident scene, many drivers fail to follow the law and will leave the area after the accident happens. This is normally done in an effort to avoid taking responsibility for the crash. Most drivers who choose to flee the scene will do so because they have caused the accident through their actions. Negligent drivers remain responsible for the large majority of reported car accidents in California.
Being the victim of a hit-and-run crash can be a very difficult and frustrating experience. In some cases, the negligent driver may never be located. In this instance, an accident victim faces the possibility of being financially responsible for a crash that they did not cause. However, there may be help available. With the assistance of an experienced lawyer, you could still receive compensation even if the other driver is not brought to justice.
At Madison Law Group, our skilled attorneys can help you obtain compensation if you have been the victim of a hit-and-run crash. We will locate all available insurance policies that can apply to your case. Many motorists are not aware that they have underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. These insurance policies take effect when you are involved in a crash with a driver that does not have insurance or does not have sufficient insurance. We can help you receive the benefit of these policies so that you are not financially responsible for someone else’s negligence.
Our firm is standing by to assist you at any time. We offer free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. To speak with a Westminster car accident lawyer, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.