83-Year-Old Man and His Wife Seriously Hurt in Hit-and-Run Crash on Highway 99
Sacramento, CA (November 12, 2020) – On Tuesday, an 83-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife, were seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash on Highway 99.
The accident that left the elderly couple injured took place after 2 p.m., north of Fruitridge Road.
An 83-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Spark with his 78-year-old wife in the front passenger seat. They were moving at a speed of 60 mph north on the freeway.
At the same time, an unidentified driver was driving a white Nissan sedan, driving at a high rate of speed.
It was traveling north and moving through the freeway’s lanes at 95 to 110 mph as it approached the rear of the elderly couple’s car.
Further, crash witnesses told officers that it appeared the suspect’s vehicle was racing a gray or white BMW.
It tried to pass the Chevrolet on its right side, but the white sedan’s unsafe speed caused it to crash with the Chevrolet’s right rear end.
Aftermath of Sacramento Crash on Highway 99
Because of the impact, the elderly couple’s car drifted to the right through another lane and onto the highway’s right shoulder. Then, the Chevrolet struck a sound wall and overturned multiple times. It finally came to rest on its wheels on the right side of the road.
Immediately, the rescuers took them by ambulance to a hospital.
The elderly husband and wife each sustained major injuries which are not life-threatening, according to the CHP.
Moreover, the white sedan drove away from the scene. Witnesses last saw it heading north on Business 80.
CHP officers located vehicle parts at the scene with serial numbers. Authorities then matched the serial numbers to a 2015-2019 Subaru WRX STI.
CHP officials said the white sedan, either a Nissan or a Subaru. It should have front end damage, right-side damage and the trim below the right side doors should be missing.
Meanwhile, witnesses described the driver of the white sedan as a man in his early 30s with short red hair. They also described him to have a mustache and a heavy-set build.
Authorities Seeking for the Suspect
Furthermore, authorities asked anyone who witnessed this crash, knows the white sedan’s driver, or knows where the white sedan is to call the CHP’s South Sacramento Area Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 916-897-5600 and ask for Officer Humerickhouse or Officer Young.
Also, you may call the Sacramento CHP Communication Center at 916-861-1300 after business hours.
From speeding to driving under the influence, many factors can cause road accidents. Therefore, whenever you’re operating a car, pay attention, be alert, and follow all road signs and traffic lights. Moreover, there are plenty of ways to practice safe and defensive driving.
File a Personal Injury Case
It is crucial to know how to proceed in case you find yourself injured after an accident.
Indeed, the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
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