Jay Hanby Apprehended in Bakersfield Hit-and-Run Crash
Bakersfield, CA (May 28, 2021)– On Thursday, a person was injured and police arrested 35-year-old Jay Hanby in a hit-and-run crash on South H Street.
The accident happened at about 12:10 a.m. at the intersection of Planz Road.
Authorities attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a black BMW in the intersection of Olive Drive and Airport Drive.
Apparently, the officers saw several apparent bullet holes in the vehicle. They said the vehicle matched a description of a vehicle involved in May 4 shooting at the 3700 block of Ming Avenue.
The driver did not stop and led officers on a pursuit that reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour on city roadways. However, the officers stopped the pursue due to the driver’s erratic and unsafe behavior.
Moreover, despite not being pursued by the authorities, the driver continued to travel in an unsafe manner and struck a vehicle at South H Street.
Responders took an occupant from the struck vehicle to a local hospital for treatment of a non-fatal injury.
Furthermore, Hanby, the BMW driver, attempted to leave the scene on foot but was detained by the authorities. They transported him to a local hospital for treatment for an injury sustained in the crash.
Meanwhile, officers booked Hanby into the Kern County Jail on suspicion of hit-and-run, evading police and violating the terms of his parole.
The investigation into Hanby’s association with the May 4th shooting is ongoing.
Since you cannot read the intention of the driver in front of you, don’t tailgate. Maintain some distance between your vehicle and the one ahead in order to give yourself enough response time, should the one ahead make a sudden turn or stop.
Preventing Accident Injuries
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily.
As a matter of fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two out of three motorists will be involved in an injury accident during their life.
This is because accidents are a major public health threat. Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.
Meanwhile, here are some ways that we can practice defensive driving:
Keep your driving speed at the limit.
Do not assume that you know another driver’s intention.
Be ready to positively react to other drivers.
Also, yield at intersections, especially if another vehicle is recklessly trying to take your turn.
Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as cell phones or other devices.
Call our attorneys at Sweet Lawyers if you were injured in an accident.
Injuries are often not obvious until months after, when it is too late to obtain compensation.
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