A man has been arrested in connection with a hit & run accident that took place in Anaheim last week.
The accident occurred on the 700 block of Anaheim Boulevard at about 3:30 p.m. According to police, a two-year-old boy wandered into the street from the sidewalk. That's when he was hit by a Ford F-450 pickup truck carrying a trailer. Fortunately, it is believed the boy only suffered a cut on the head, but at this time the full extent of his injuries are not known.
According to police, a witness saw the driver hit the small child and fail to stop. The witness followed the driver in his vehicle and called to report the hit & run accident to the police.
Anaheim police say the driver knew he had hit someone, but kept driving anyway. They were able to arrest the driver and bring him into custody on suspicion of hit and run.
It is not clear whether or not the driver was actually formally charged with hit & run. An investigation was not able to turn up any physical evidence that connects the truck to hitting the toddler.
Facing Hit and Run Charges in Orange County?
Contacting an Orange County criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry is extremely important if you or a love one has been arrested in connection with a hit and run accident. Regular hit & run charges alone are enough to land you in jail and cost you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars of fines. When extenuating circumstances are factored in, such as drunk driving, causing injury or death, or reckless driving, the penalties will be much more severe.
If you need help fighting hit & run charges in Orange County, we urge you to contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry today to schedule a consultation. During this consultation we can review your case to determine what you're up against, and then discuss the possible defense strategies we feel would be most effective in beating your charges.