Hit and Run Accident Results in Car Fire

A man responsible for hit and run was arrested in Buena Park after his car caught fire.

The crash was reported around 11:40 p.m. It occurred at Carmenita Road and South Street in Cerritos. Investigators believe that the suspect rear ended an SUV traveling south on Carmenita. The suspect was driving a white pickup. The SUV was a black Ford.

The impact of the crash caused the SUV to lose control and run into a fire hydrant. There was a family in the SUV. They were taking to a nearby hospital. Thankfully, the injuries were not life threatening. The SUV was seriously damaged in the back and its right front.

The suspect fled the scene. He was eventually stopped by La Palma and Buena Park police. His vehicle had caught fire. The vehicle was severely damaged, and the fire had melted much of the dashboard. Fire spread throughout the inside of the vehicle. The front wheels, inside of the vehicle, and the outside of the vehicle were burned. Investigators believe that the vehicle caught fire because of mechanical failure. The mechanical failure is most likely caused by the car accident.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of hit and run and driving under the influence. He was also taken to a hospital for minor injuries. No additional information is known about the accident and the suspect.

Everyone, in this accident, is very lucky. The damage could have been much worse. Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt. However, the damage could have been much more severe. This accident is just one of many drunken driver related accidents.

Drunken driving is a very serious issue. Every 51 minutes, someone dies in a drunken driver related accident. This is a very sad and serious statistic. These accidents could have been avoided. Be responsible and do not drink and drive. Furthermore, do not let your friends and family drive. Drunken driving is completely avoidable. Just don’t do it.

Car accidents are incredibly painful. Even if everyone survives a car accident, there is still long lasting damage. Victims often sustain serious injuries that will require extensive difficult physical therapy. These injuries also mean time away from work, which results in loss of income. Without a doubt, car accidents cause incredible damage. However, insurance will only be able to cover a portion of the damage. A car accident lawyer will be able to help you seek the maximum amount of damages.

The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is dedicated to help its clients. Our expert Buena Park Car accident lawyers have won countless cases. Please do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation.