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San Diego Man Won’t Be Charged in Hit-and-Run Case

The San Diego district attorney’s office has decided not to file charges against a ninety-two-year-old man who identified himself as the possible driver in a hit-and-run accident earlier this year, a local news story reports.

In January 2010, a 15-year-old teenager from Vista was skateboarding on Thibodo Road with three friends when a white Toyota Camry hit the teen from behind, then drove off. The severely injured young man was rushed to the hospital but did not survive his injuries.

The day after the San Diego accident, the ninety-two-year old man told police that he may have been driving the car that struck the teenager, but he was unsure. The man said that he had struck something while driving the previous night, which he thought had been some kind of inanimate object or perhaps an owl. The man did not stop to determine what he had hit.

The district attorney’s office decided not to charge the driver with committing a hit and run after reviewing the case and discussing it with the victim’s family. The district attorney decided there was not enough evidence to support a criminal charge in the potential San Diego car accident.

Those who are injured in hit-and-run car or pedestrian accidents are entitled to seek compensation from the person responsible for their injuries. If you or a loved one is injured in a San Diego pedestrian accident, an experienced San Diego pedestrian accident lawyer can help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs associated with your accident. To learn more about your legal rights and options after a car accident, please call San Diego personal injury attorney Steven Elia today at 619-444-2244 for a free and confidential consultation.

Steven Elia

Steven Elia

Mr. Elia has extensive litigation experience having appeared at more than 1,000 civil hearings including jury and bench trials, over 500 depositions, and hundreds of mediations. Some of his cases have made national headlines. He specializes in personal injury, business law and civil litigation in and around San Diego.