FONTANA, California – Victor Scallo, 44, of Huntington Beach was found dead on San Bernardino Avenue east of Commerce Street, a report by the San Bernardino Sheriff-Coroner Department.
California Highway Patrol officers received a 911 call reporting that the man was lying on the side of the roadway about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday. Police are investigating the fatal pedestrian accident as a crime because the driver left the scene of the accident.
Hit and run crashes with pedestrians here in California are among the highest in the nation. Additionally, fatal pedestrian accidents are on the rise in the United States up 4.2% to 4,280 killed in 2010. Those injured in pedestrian accidents grew 19% in 2010 over the previous year, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
“Sadly drivers who leave the scene of a serious car crash are not only criminals, but cowards,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “Not only do drivers have a moral duty to assist someone injured in a car crash, they also have a legal duty to remain on scene and call for help if someone is injured or killed.”
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