Hit-and-Run Accident Leaves James Patterson Seriously Injured After Helping Another Driver From Unrelated Crash
Oakland, CA (June 9, 2020)– A hit-and-run crash in Oakland Park left a good samaritan, James Patterson, with serious injuries.
The incident took place on June 8 at about 12:15 a.m. on East Cypress Creek Road at North Dixie Highway.
Responding officials said that the victim, identified as Jonathan James Patterson, was helping another driver from an earlier crash. A car similar to a 2013-2016 Lexus GS 350 hit the driver’s vehicle then it broke down on the road.
As Patterson was standing under the hood of the damaged car, another driver struck him. Detectives believe that the driver was turning right. However, it turned too wide, thus hitting Patterson.
The driver of the vehicle is still at large. Officials said that the car probably shows damage in its front-end part.
Meanwhile, first responders hospitalized Patterson for serious injuries due to the hit-and-run.
Broward Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone who might have information regarding the incident. Just call BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Sean Strzalkowski at 954-321-4845.
Furthermore, anyone can make an anonymous tip by calling Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.
A pedestrian accident occurs when someone who is not in a vehicle is injured by someone in a vehicle. Among other types of road accidents, pedestrian accidents can have the most devastating consequences.
Therefore, the victim should be aware of their options. There is a way to be compensated for the damages the accident has caused.
The Role Of a Personal Injury Attorney
Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer can help a victim tremendously. Mark Sweet, a personal injury attorney at Sweet Lawyers, says that a lawyer can spearhead a separate investigation for the accident. A lawyer will make sure victims are not cheated from the proper compensation they are owed. “We have the ability to secure evidence in your favor, request additional information, and get vital eyewitness accounts. Also, we can review insurance coverage you are entitled to that may not be common knowledge. Having an attorney fighting on your behalf at such a delicate time in your life will make all the difference”.
We at Sweet Lawyers are here for you when it comes to serious traffic accident. With over 40 years of experience in the legal field, we know what how to win your personal injury case. Call our offices at (800) 203-3061 for a free consultation with a professional. Moreover, we can also be contacted by email, online chat, and text message 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.