Around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning, July 22, 2011, 24-year old Oriana Millan was walking with a group of friends in a lighted crosswalk when she was hit and killed by a car at the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Atlanta Avenue. A man in his mid-20s was also hurt in the accident and was hospitalized in stable condition. A suspect was arrested for felony Hit and Run around 4:00 a.m. in Laguna Beach.
Although it is not known in this case, many hit and runs, especially at night, are caused by drivers who are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. In the eyes of the law, flight from the scene of a crime can be used as evidence of guilt or civil liability. Learn more about hit and run accidents here.