Deputy Hospitalized In Hit-And-Run Accident on Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita Valley, CA (June 13, 2020) – On Thursday night, a Sheriff’s deputy was injured in a hit-and-run during a traffic stop in Canyon Country.
The motorist still remains at-large, according to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station reports.
At the moment, the identity of the driver is not yet released by law enforcement officials.
The hit-and-run happened around 10:45 pm on Sundowner Way, near the crossing of American Beauty Drive and Tyler Lane.
According to the police report, the deputy conducted a traffic stop on a suspect with an outstanding warrant.
Furthermore, the suspect’s vehicle is a light gray Range Rover with Florida license plates, and it has multiple passengers inside. The police were looking for the vehicle up until 11:30 pm.
Subsequently, the suspect abandoned the vehicle behind a Shell gas station on Newhall Avenue. Police are still searching for the driver and the other people involved in the hit-and-run incident.
Luckily, the deputy only suffered minor injuries and is in a non-life-threatening condition.
It Can Happen To Anybody
In today’s current state of affairs, more people are filling the streets, with this, the likelihood of accidents increases. Accidents are indiscriminate, and can happen to virtually anyone.
While car accidents are more common, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot. “Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents, but the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers. “Some of the worst pedestrian incidents involve minors because they are sometimes hard to see and they also ride bikes, skateboards, etc. Common locations for these pedestrian incidents include shopping center entrances and street corners.”
It may happen to you or a loved one, in any case, you can always call us, a Sweet Lawyer attorney is standing by to answer your call 24/7. Call us at 1-800-674-7854 or visit our website for a free consultation.