Two Men Hospitalized after Long Beach Hit-and-Run Accident on Del Amo and Long Beach Boulevards
Long Beach, California (March 26, 2020) – Two men were seriously injured after they were struck by a hit-and-run motorist Tuesday afternoon in the area of Del Amo and Long Beach Boulevards in Long Beach, authorities said.
The two men were in the far right lane of Del Amo Boulevard disconnecting a towing equipment when a minivan struck them at about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.
Both men were taken to a local hospital, where one of them was listed in critical condition.
The Minivan driver did not stop to render aid and fled the scene. The suspect, Charlette Anne Colton, 50, of Lakewood, was later located and arrested on suspicion of DUI causing injury and felony hit-and-run. Her bail was set at $100,000.
The accident remains under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said