HIT-AND-RUN DRIVERS – SACRAMENTO FAMILY SHOCKED AS CAR CRASHES INTO HOME

HIT-AND-RUN DRIVERS – SACRAMENTO FAMILY SHOCKED AS CAR CRASHES INTO HOME

Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 at 11:18 pm    

In the early hours of July 30, 2020, a Sacramento family was sleeping in their home near Norwood Avenue and Las Palmas Avenue. A car crashed into their home, nearly striking their 11-year-old son who was sleeping in his bed. The crash occurred just after 2:30 a.m.

According to Lucy Yang, the vehicle came to a stop within inches of her son’s head. Her two other children were sleeping in the bedroom with her son.

Ms. Yang stated that a truck pulled up after the vehicle crashed into her home. She could hear a woman asking her husband not to call the police. Her husband told her to call law enforcement officers. At that point, the man driving the car got out and left in the truck that had pulled up after the crash.

The family is thankful that their son and other children are safe and were not injured in the crash. However, she is concerned about how they will pay expenses and store their belongings. She had just returned to work the day before after being out of work for three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The accident is still under investigation. It is not known why the car’s driver crashed into the home or fled the accident scene.

Car Accidents in Sacramento Involving Hit-and-Run Drivers

Unfortunately, hit-and-run-accidents are common. Drivers leave an accident scene for a variety of reasons.

Some reasons why a driver may leave the accident scene include:

  • The driver does not have the required car insurance coverage in California;
  • The driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  • There is an outstanding warrant for the person’s arrest, or a law enforcement agency is searching for them;
  • The driver was afraid of being charged with the accident;
  • The person panicked after the accident and left the scene; and,
  • The driver was not aware that the accident occurred.
  • California traffic laws require that drivers stop at an accident scene. If there are damages or injuries, the person should wait until police officers arrive.

What Should You Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident in Sacramento?

If a driver leaves the accident scene, call 911 immediately to report the crash. Follow the instructions given by the 911 operator. Whenever possible, tell the operator as much about the vehicle that caused the accident, including the color, make, model, and license tag number.

If eyewitnesses stop to help, make sure to get their names and contact information. Witnesses can be very helpful when pursuing an uninsured driver’s claim with your insurance company.

Always seek medical treatment for your injuries. Documenting your injuries is essential for recovering money for your accident claim. Keep detailed records of your financial losses and take photos of your injuries.

Filing an Insurance Claim an Accident After a Driver Leaves the Scene

Uninsured motorist insurance should cover your damages after a crash involving a hit-and-run driver. However, you must prove that the other driver caused the car crash and prove that you sustained injuries and damages. Your insurance company could deny your claim or undervalue your claim in the same way that another insurance company may avoid paying a claim.

You have the right to consult with a Sacramento car accident lawyer. In many cases, it is in your best interest to talk with a lawyer before you talk to a claims adjuster about the accident.

Contact a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer for Help

If you have questions about a hit-and-run accident or an accident involving an uninsured driver, call now for a free case review.

Call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 to request your free consultation with a car accident in Sacramento.

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