Leonel Hernandez Alacon Injures Woman and Child in Walnut Avenue DUI Crash
Visalia, CA (April 06, 2021) – On Sunday, 20-year-old Leonel Alacon injured a woman and her one-year-old child in a DUI hit-and-run crash on Walnut Avenue.
The Visalia accident took place at 7:30 p.m. near Linwood Avenue.
Apparently, Hernandez Alacon was eastbound on a white Nissan Altima on Walnut Avenue when his vehicle left the road.
His vehicle went onto the sidewalk and struck the woman and toddler, who was in a stroller.
Leonel did not stop after hitting them, and fled the scene right after the incident.
Luckily, the victims were not seriously injured. Paramedics released them at the scene with minor complaints of pain.
Meanwhile, officers found Alacon’s abandoned vehicle nearby. They said they located him running, and were able to arrest him.
Authorities booked Alacon at the Tulare County Pre-Trial for driving under the influence, hit and run, child endangerment, and was an unlicensed driver.
Driving can be very dangerous if you are not driving in a safe and legal manner. This is especially true if you are driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. It is important to always abide by all driving laws and to do your part to prevent DUI accidents.
Dealing With Accident Injuries
Thousands of people across California suffer injuries in traffic accidents every year. Thus, it is important to know what to do if you get involved in a Walnut Avenue hit and run.
The most helpful step you can take in response to a Visalia crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Ultimately, accident injuries are usually more serious than initially inspected.
Oftentimes, a victim’s injuries are exacerbated over time. Thus, it is important to cover all your bases following an accident. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to a reckless driver, reach out to us. With over 44 years of experience in the legal field, we know what it takes to win your case. We promise to fight, day and night, to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Call Sweet Lawyers at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional. We can also be contacted by email, online chat, and text message 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.