Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Police Looking for Hit and Run Driver who Struck Woman in San Diego

The police are currently looking for the driver who left a car accident that killed a woman in San Diego early Friday morning.

According to San Diego police, the hit-and-run accident occurred in Market Street at around 2:15 am.

The 35-year-old woman was getting out of her car when she was struck by a blue truck.

The driver was not there when police responded on the scene.

Once found, the driver can be charged with a misdemeanor count of leaving an accident scene.

Under the law, we are required to exchange information with those involved in the accident and assist those who were injured.

Not being able to do so would make you criminally liable and will lead to prosecution by the DA.

The family of the victim may also file a wrongful death suit against the driver once he is found.

The damages collected by the family will depend on the victim’s income, life expectancy and other contributions to the family.