In Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, pedestrians are vulnerable to injuries in motor vehicle accidents. Children are especially at risk. People who are involved in an auto collision are expected to remain at the scene. However, many decide to flee. This will potentially make the situation worse. When this combination of events occurs, those who have been injured and their loved ones should be aware of what steps to take to be protected under the law. A legal filing might be needed to cover for medical expenses, aftercare and more.
Motorcyclist sought after hitting child and fleeing
A motorcyclist who crashed into a child and fled the scene is being sought by law enforcement. He was captured on video surveillance. The accident happened in the evening at approximately 6:30 p.m. The child was on a scooter with his father and two older siblings. After hitting the child at the intersection, the rider skidded on his motorcycle. He paused momentarily before getting on the bike and riding away.
The child was taken to the hospital for treatment. He was eventually released to his family and was said to be recovering at home. Law enforcement is scrutinizing the surveillance video. The rider, believed to be in his 20s, was on a Suzuki. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying him as they move forward with their investigation and there is a reward if he is found and convicted.
People should be aware of the challenges that arise after an accident
Although the child is expected to recover, there could be lingering aftereffects from the hit-and-run collision. Some injuries take time to manifest and could have a negative impact on his life for an extended period. There will be medical costs and the need for long-term treatment. His home might need to be altered to account for his injuries and the family could need to provide round the clock care.
It is wise to have legal assistance after any accident, but when it is a hit-and-run and the victim was a child, it is even more important. Law enforcement will undoubtedly be vigilant in seeking the rider, but that does not mean the family should simply wait for the investigation to be complete. Having a legal advocate serves many purposes including gathering evidence and pursuing compensation through a legal filing. Consulting with a firm that has experience in motor vehicle accidents can be essential from the beginning.