Four people were injured in a hit and run accident that left two vehicles overturned early Sunday morning in Hawthorne.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the three car crash took place just after 4 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the 105 Freeway near the Crenshaw Boulevard exit, where police came upon a pickup truck and a Range Rover SUV overturned.
Officers and witnesses on the scene rushed to free a girl who had become trapped underneath the pickup truck after being ejected from the vehicle in the accident. She was unresponsive and lying face down as she was pulled to safety. Once freed, she was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of lacerations on her face and head. Three others from the pickup truck were also taken to area hospitals with unknown injuries. None of the occupants inside the Ranger Rover were hurt.
Following the accident, investigators are now launching a search for the third vehicle involved in the crash, which fled the scene. At this time, there is no description of the vehicle, or the driver behind the wheel. Anyone with information about the accident is being encouraged to contact the CHP as soon as possible.
In the event of an accident, those involved are required by law to identify themselves. In many states, there is also an obligation to exchange insurance information with others involved. When a driver leaves the scene without fulfilling these legal requirements, hit and run penalties can range from misdemeanors to felonies, carrying jail time, a loss of license, and extensive fines.
If you’ve been injured in a hit and run accident such as this, you have legal rights. With the help of an experienced car accident attorney, compensation can be recovered to help pay for the damages you’ve received.
At AA Accident Attorneys, we understand your legal rights, and can get you everything that you need to get back on your feet. We will guide you through the entire process, file your claim, and protect you from harassing phone calls from insurance providers while you focus on your recovery. We can even connect you with medical professionals trained to treat your specific injuries, or provide financial support should your injuries prevent you from returning to work.
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