A man lost his life in a Garden Grove hit-and-run accident that took place early on the morning of Sunday, March 21. It was reported to the authorities at around 3:30 a.m.
According to the details shared by the Garden Grove police, the victim who was killed in the hit-and-run was a pedestrian. Early on Sunday morning, police received reports of an accident in the area adjoining Katella Avenue and Dino Street. Once the law enforcement officers reached the area, they found an unresponsive man in the 3rd lane of Katella Avenue. The vehicle that had hit the man had fled the scene before the police arrived.
Once the first responders and paramedics from Orange County reached the crash scene, the victim was provided emergency medical treatment. He was then rushed to a nearby hospital for further treatment. However, the man had sustained critical injuries and couldn’t recover. He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital and was pronounced dead. Authorities have not yet identified the deceased and further details regarding the identification are expected once the authorities conclude their investigations.
No details are currently available regarding the vehicle or driver responsible for the Garden Grove hit-and-run accident. Authorities continue to look for the driver by looking at the available evidence such as witness statements.
Hit-and-run is a serious offense under California laws. The penalties for the offense are even more serious when the hit-and-run involves bodily injury or death. A felony charge is typically brought against the driver for a fatal hit-and-run. Penalties for the charge include 24 to 48 months behind bars and fines.
In addition, a vehicular manslaughter charge can also be brought for the incident. Penalties for this charge can be a prison sentence of up to 5 years.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a traffic incident, contact our California car accident attorneys for help or guidance.