Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian on Route 56

Authorities are now trying to locate the driver of a late model Nissan Sentra that reportedly hit and killed a pedestrian walking along State Route 56.

The California Highway Patrol confirmed that they received a call from a concerned motorist shortly before 3 am regarding a man who was walking along the shoulder lane of the highway. After a few minutes, the CHP was notified by another motorist that a man was spotted curled in the east of Black Mountain Road.

Rescuers found the pedestrian who sustained fatal injuries. The culprit’s car was a four-door vehicle described as a 2007 or 2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S or 2.0 SL that has front end damages because of the collision. Authorities are investigating whether the vehicle was purchased or is serviced at Mossy Nissan.

Some lanes were shut down as authorities investigated the pedestrian accident. The pedestrian’s identity is yet to be released. Witnesses are encouraged to come forward to help out in the investigation.

After an accident, it may be the instinct of the guilty driver to just speed away from the accident and avoid his responsibilities. However, they must realize that a life may be saved if only they are strong enough to face the consequences of their actions and call for help.

Also, it is important that they stay at the scene of the accident until rescuers can get to them so that the victim won’t be left alone and the driver can give his statement regarding the accident.