[04-16-2024] San Diego County, CA – One Person Seriously Injured Following Hit-And-Run Crash in El Cajon

Published April 16, 2024

[04-16-2024] One Person Seriously Injured Following Hit-And-Run Crash in El CajonOne person was seriously injured following a hit-and-run crash in El Cajon on Tuesday night, April 16, 2024.

According to the El Cajon Police Department, the traffic accident happened at about 10:20 p.m. in the 400 block of West Washington Avenue.

Police said that the victim was already in a separate two-vehicle accident before the hit-and-run actually took place. The victim was one of the drivers of the cars involved in the initial collision and was taking pictures of the damage when an eastbound pickup truck suddenly struck him.

The victim sustained serious injuries following the second incident and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. It is still unclear if he was already injured due to the first accident he was involved in.

Meanwhile, the driver of the pickup fled the scene and has not been located yet. Witnesses told the police that the suspect vehicle was light-colored, possibly white or gray, with observable damage on the passenger side, particularly a missing side mirror.

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information regarding the collision is encouraged to contact the police.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.