A 26 year old drumline teacher at Saddleback High School in Santa Ana was seriously injured in a Santa Ana hit and run accident yesterday. The man’s father reported the teacher is suffering from severe head injuries, and our thoughts are with the injured teacher, as well as his family and students. The teacher was struck in a crosswalk at 2:00 am in the morning at Bristol Street and Central Avenue while crossing on a green light.
Initially the female driver stopped to check on the teacher, and a passing skateboarder said he would go for help. The woman then jumped back into her 4-door black BMW with paper plates and left the scene. A witness captured a photo of the woman before she fled.
The head injuries to the victim are quite severe, and his father estimates he has a 50/50 chance of living. Based on my 40+ years of experience it sounds as if the police have enough information to bring the driver to justice, but who will pay for the teacher’s injuries if she is not identified and apprehended? The victim’s own automobile policy will pay for injuries sustained in a hit and run accident. Many Orange County and Santa Ana residents don’t realize that the uninsured /under-insured motorist or UM/UIM portion of your auto insurance policy covers hit and run accidents – even when you are a pedestrian.
Many people are also very disappointed in the way they are treated by their own insurance company. If you or someone you love has been injured in a Santa Ana hit and run accident we invite you to call for a free and substantive consultation at (949)305-1400. There is no cost to you as our fees are covered on a contingency fee basis. Hit and run cases require experience and legal skill. I invite you to review our client’s recommendations, as well as the awards and recognition of the legal industry.