News agencies reported that a 70-year-old Lafayette, CA man was struck and severely injured in an alleged hit and run accident in Carnelian Bay Sunday morning.
According to reports from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened sometime between 8:40am and 9:05am Sunday morning while the man was victim was out on a morning run. An unknown vehicle traveling east on Highway 28 veered onto the shoulder and struck the man just west of Sahara Drive.
A CHP press release stated, “The impact from the vehicle jettisoned (the man) on the snow-covered right shoulder… (The man) was located by a passing motorist who stopped to render aid.”
The 70-year-old sustained severe external and internal injuries during the accident and was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, NV for treatment.
CHP officials are still investigating the accident and ask that any witnesses to the incident come forward with information to the CHP office in Truckee.
I’m saddened to learn of this tragic accident, but relieved that the man, or anyone else, wasn’t more seriously injured in this event. I hope the man enjoys a fast, full recovery so that he may more quickly put this incident behind him. If you’ve been injured in an accident that was the result of another person’s negligent actions, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area about the legal options open to you.