Police Officer Injured, Santiago Ortega Arrested in National City Boulevard Hit-and-Run Crash [National City, CA]

Police Officer Injured, Santiago Ortega Arrested in National City Boulevard Hit-and-Run Crash [National City, CA]

Authorities Arrest Santiago Ortega in National City Crash Causing Injury

National City, CA (August 4, 2021) – On Tuesday, National City Police officer was injured, while 27-year-old Santiago Ortega was arrested in National City Boulevard hit-and-run crash.

The accident took place at about 7:05 p.m. at the 700 block area.

Investigating authorities said the officer was preparing to enter his parked vehicle when a southbound vehicle struck him.

“The vehicle fled from the scene. The officer sustained injuries and was immediately taken to a local hospital for treatment,” an officer said said.

Ortega surrendered himself in around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

“The vehicle involved in the collision has since been located and secured as evidence. Mr. Ortega will eventually be booked into County Jail on one count of felony hit and run,” the officer added.

Meanwhile, the authorities request anyone with further details on this crash to call them at 619-336-4411.

The perverse actions of a reckless driver can increase the likelihood of traffic collisions.

If you are a driver, pay close attention to those around you

Always keep a considerable distance from others just in case harm is near.

How To Protect Yourself Against Hit-and-Run Crash

Moreover, seeking compensation for your injuries after a serious accident can be very stressful, and takes up a lot of your time. Thus, having a personal injury lawyer will provide you with the space and peace of mind you need to recover. Let our seasoned attorneys deal with the complex legalities of this case for you. 

That is why the most valuable step you can take in response to a vehicle crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery while securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.

“We can 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,” says Mark Sweet, an award-winning attorney at Sweet Lawyers.

So, call our offices today at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation at a location nearest you. For your convenience, you can contact us 24/7 by email, online chat, and text message.

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