A Fullerton man with the reputation for being something of a good Samaritan in his neighborhood, was hit by car after he tried to help a potentially suicidal woman. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. Monday evening when the gentleman rushed into oncoming traffic to rescue the woman, who was standing in the middle of the 1100 block of West Orangethorpe Avenue screaming at drivers to kill her.
An eyewitness stated that a man in his fifties managed to pull the woman out of the street, but was struck by a car as he crossed the opposite side of the road to speak to a police officer. The man was taken to Irvine Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. The woman he saved had fled to scene but was later apprehended by police and charged. Investigation into the incident continues.
There are many disturbing aspect to the case, one of which being the fact that the woman the man saved fled the scene. There are also a numerous legal ramifications that may result from the accident. Will the driver be held liable for the accident? Will the girl? Will they both? Needless to say the man who was hurt will need continued treatment should he pull through. If you or someone you love has been in a similar accident, don’t hesitate to get pressing questions answered by one of our qualified personal injury lawyers. Contact them today to set up a free consultation so you can see what your choices are regarding complex accident related situations.