Rafael Garcia Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on Third Street [Santa Ana, CA]

Rafael Garcia Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on Third Street [Santa Ana, CA]

Rafael Garcia Injured in Santa Ana Crash

Santa Ana, CA (September 03, 2021)– On Thursday morning, 84-year old Rafael Garcia was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash on Third Street.

Reports said Garcia was dusting off his truck when the suspect vehicle drove toward him.

A neighbor’s security camera caught a black Toyota Corolla, along with the sound of the impact, hit Garcia outside his home. The vehicle immediately took off after the crash.

Unfortunately, he sustained brain injury due to the incident. Apparently, doctors told the relatives there is nothing more they can do.

Moreover, the authorities said there was a second hit-and-run minutes later as the same vehicle struck a pedestrian on Seventh Street. The driver immediately took off again.

The pedestrian suffered moderate injuries.

Officers said the vehicle is a black four-door with oxidized paint on the roof, likely a 2006 to 2010 model.

Meanwhile, the authorities are still investigating the incident.  

Moreover, here are some things that we can do to avoid accidents that could result in serious injuries. Always follow the speed limit and never use your phone; always be cautious of your surroundings.


Pedestrian Accidents Could Result to Serious Injuries

Moreover, in today’s current state of affairs, more people are walking as a new way to escape home for a while.
 
As a result, pedestrian accidents have also spiked in popularity, so has the risk of pedestrian accidents. 

Pedestrian accidents are incidents in which someone walking or crossing a road is injured by a vehicle striking them.
 
This type of accident, more often than not, can be avoided.

A common cause of these unfortunate incidents includes drivers speeding. Similarly, motorists who speed do not have enough reaction time to stop or yield.

– First, always avoid dangerous behaviors: always walk on the sidewalk, stay sober, and make eye contact with drivers, don’t assume the driver can see you.
 
– Then, closely look before you step: cross streets at marked crosswalks/intersections. In addition, obey traffic signals, and watch for turning vehicles.
 
Remember to hire an experienced personal injury attorney from Sweet Lawyers if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident.

Reach out to Sweet Lawyers 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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