16-Year-Old Girl Hurt in Hit-and-Run Traffic Accident on West 20th Street [Merced, CA]

16-Year-Old Girl Hurt in Hit-and-Run Traffic Accident on West 20th Street [Merced, CA]

Merced Police Searching Suspect in MLK Jr Way Hit-and-Run Crash

Merced, CA (August 30, 2023) On Monday evening, a 16-year-old girl crossing the street was hurt and hospitalized after a traffic accident on West 20th Street.

According to the Merced Police Department, the hit-and-run crash happened around 9 p.m. at the intersection of West 20th Street and MLK Jr Way.

Officials say that a silver car hit a 6-year-old girl crossing the street. The driver fled the scene after the collision without rendering aid to the fallen teen.

Authorities say that the teen is hurt but is expected to be okay.

Police are searching for the suspect driver and vehicle who remains at large.

Prevent Road Accidents

Yield right of way. It is important to understand the right of way. Be sure to yield to drivers who have the right of way. However, it is safe to never assume that all drivers know the rules. Only proceed when it is safe to do so.

Most importantly, let us also be mindful to never drink and drive.


Traffic Accident on West 20th Street Results in Injury

Indeed, driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives. It is one of the most dangerous activities we do daily. Consequently, as common as they are, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a traffic crash like the traffic accident on West 20th Street.

Furthermore, according to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year.

Additionally, it is crucial to remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of a traffic accident similar to the MLK Jr Way hit-and-run crash.

Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that serious car accident cases may call for a separate investigation spearheaded by an experienced lawyer fighting on behalf of the injured party. A lawyer will make sure victims are not cheated of the proper compensation they are owed.

“Furthermore, we have the ability to secure evidence in your favor, request additional information, get vital eyewitness accounts, and review insurance coverage you are entitled to that may not be common knowledge. Having an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf at such a delicate time in your life will make all the difference”

Reach out to Sweet Lawyers and talk to our legal experts. A lawyer will exhaust every avenue to ensure you get the maximum settlement. They will speak to witnesses, analyze evidence, and obtain essential data to help your case.

Call our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Our hotline is (800) 674 7852.

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