Christian Cortez Arrested Merced Hit and Run That Left Elderly Man Injured
MERCED, CA (April 9, 2021) – Early Monday morning, a 75-year-old man suffered injuries in a hit-and-run accident on West 16th Street and O Street.
The incident happened at around 3:30 a.m. on West 16th Street and O Street. According to reports, an elderly man sustained a laceration to his head after being hit by a car.
Moreover, when responders arrived, they found the elderly man, who used a walker, in the gutter on the north side of the road, near O Street.
After finding some vehicle parts at the scene, the authorities suspected that the vehicle might’ve been a 2002 to 2006 Ford Mustang.
Subsequently, responders took the man to a Modesto area hospital with major injuries, and he is listed in stable condition.
Detectives urged anyone with information about the crash to call Officer Richter at 209-388-7801 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Later reports revealed that Merced Police discovered the assailant and booked him from his home. Christian Cortez is being held at Merced County Jail for felony hit-and-run.
When driving, it’s important to follow the posted speed limit and to yield to pedestrians during uncertain driving situations.
Ultimately, driving with care averts the chances of a collision.
Hiring an Attorney After a Merced Hit and Run
Thousands of people across California suffer injuries in traffic accidents every year. Thus, it is worthy to know what to do if you get involved in a pedestrian accident.
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