DUI Hit and Run Driver Arrested after Male Pedestrian Struck on Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA (May 03, 2021) – On Monday, a male pedestrian was seriously hurt in a DUI hit-and-run crash on Anaheim Street.
The authorities were informed about the Long Beach DUI accident at about 12:30 a.m. at the Obispo Avenue intersection.
In no time, the officers responded to the hit and run scene and found the victim injured in his upper and lower body.
Right away, the Long Beach Fire Department paramedics rushed him to a hospital.
Meanwhile, the suspect driver immediately fled the scene, but returned after one hour. The officers arrested him for suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs.
Never drink and drive.
Hit-and-Run Crash Can Lead to Injuries
In today’s current state of affairs, more individuals are walking as a new way to escape home for a while.
As a result, pedestrian accidents and hit-and-run crashes like the one on Anaheim Street have also spiked in popularity.
Pedestrian accidents are incidents in which someone walking or crossing a road is injured by a vehicle striking them.
Pedestrian accidents and hit-and-run crashes can be avoided. A common cause of these unfortunate incidents includes drivers speeding. Motorists who speed do not have enough reaction time to stop or yield for pedestrians who have the right of way. Especially now, with roadways emptier than ever across the world, drivers disobeying the speed limit is at an all-time high. Thus, pedestrian safety is at an all-time low.
Meanwhile, here are some things that we can do to avoid such accidents.
– Avoid dangerous behaviors: always walk on the sidewalk (no jaywalking), stay sober, and make eye contact with drivers.
– Look before you step: cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections, obey traffic signals, and watch for turning vehicles.
Hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident.
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