On Wednesday in Gardena, California, a cyclist was badly injured after being hit by a vehicle. The driver is now sought by the police after he left the scene of the crime.
The accident occurred around 10:00 a.m. on El Segundo Boulevard. Police responded to calls from witnesses and found the victim of the accident lying in the street. The victim has been identified as Jessie Dotson.
The 60 year old victim sustained head injuries and was immediately taken to a hospital. His condition at the time of the accident was extremely critical; however, whether he has improved or not at this point is unknown.
Dotson was riding to work when he was hit. The driver has been described by witnesses as a Hispanic man likely in his 40s. He was driving a dark-colored compact vehicle with a number 5 on the license plate (the entire plate was not recorded).
The accident caused the vehicle’s windshield to shatter, so the search may be made easier for authorities.
Anyone with information regarding the accident or the missing driver should contact the Gardena Police Department at (310) 217-6183.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact a Gardena bicycle accident attorney who can assist you with identifying negligence, filing insurance claims; and can ensure that you receive the highest possible compensation for the damages that you have suffered, including punitive damages in the event of serious injury or death.