Injuries Reported in San Luis Obispo Pedestrian Accident on Santa Rosa Street and Higuera Street
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (August 21, 2023) – Saturday night, a crippling hit-and-run crash on Santa Rosa Street and Higuera Street injured 1 person.
The incident happened at 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Santa Rosa Street and Higuera Street.
When the police and San Luis Obispo Fire Department personnel arrived, they found an adult man in the roadway with obvious injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle.
Then, responders transported the injured man to the hospital for emergency care in critical condition.
Meanwhile, officers said that the suspect and suspect vehicle remained at large.
Thus, the San Luis Obispo Police Department asked for help from the public who might have information regarding the crash, specifically any information related to the suspect vehicle or driver.
Those people in the area of Santa Rosa and Higuera at around 11:15-11:30 p.m. on Saturday are urged to contact San Luis Obispo Police at 805-781-7312 and reference case #230819085.
At this time, the circumstances that led to the crash remained unclear. Once additional details become available, the public will be notified.
Due to the limited information available, the authorities continue to investigate the crash.
What’s Next after Crippling Hit-and-Run Crash on Santa Rosa Street and Higuera Street
According to NHTSA, pedestrian and bicyclist accidents continue to rise in the United States. More pedestrians and cyclists died in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
To avoid any involvement in incidents similar to the crippling hit-and-run crash on Santa Rosa Street and Higuera Street, be a proactive driver. Driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.
It is also crucial that everyone remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of a pedestrian collision. Moreover, the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are motivated by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers, a practicing attorney.