California Vehicle Code Section 20002 tells you what to do if you have an accident. If you don’t follow the instructions clearly, then you have committed a hit and run. In the 20 years that I have been practicing there are certain cases that come to me in a steady flow. Hit and run cases come to us on a regular basis, and I have personally worked on hit and run cases where clients didn’t fully understand what constitutes a hit and run, like the War Story at the end of this article.
Hit and Run | Orange County Criminal Defense Blog
Los Angeles, CA — Most people would think that you need to act to commit a crime, but there are certain circumstances in which failure to act can lead to criminal charges. For example, failing to provide for the needs of a child or pet is a crime. Likewise, a hit-and-run driver, one who fails to stop after an accident to exchange insurance information and offer assistance to an injured party can face prosecution.
Street Racing Accident in Chatsworth
Three people were struck by a car earlier Thursday morning during what police suspect was an illegal street race in Chatsworth. According to a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department, a modified Ford Mustang was driving down Plummer Street, near a business park, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and drove into a crowd of spectators, who dispersed before officers arrived on the scene. The driver of the Mustang also fled.
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