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Party Bus Strikes Pedestrian and Drags Them for 200 Feet

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

A pedestrian in California was reportedly injured by a hit-and-run driver, and the person behind the wheel was actively sought by the authorities. Witnesses to the accident describe the vehicle as a black party bus. The male pedestrian was badly injured and sent to a hospital to undergo medical treatment.

The accident happened in the city of Norwalk at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 21. A 26-year-old man was walking along a road when he was allegedly struck by an unidentified vehicle and dragged for over 200 feet. The incident left the man hospitalized in critical condition.

The vehicle that struck the man was seen by a witness. They described it as a black party bus, of the type rented by groups to attend special events, with neon lights flashing and speakers playing loud music at the time of the accident. Neither the party bus in question nor the driver has yet been publicly identified, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office was soliciting information that might assist their investigation.

An automobile-pedestrian accident has the potential to leave the pedestrian with very serious and costly injuries. They may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle that injured them. If the vehicle was owned by a corporation, and the corporation was negligent in some way, they may also be required to pay compensation to the injured party. An attorney's assistance may be of use to those who wish to create a lawsuit and bring it to the attention of the responsible party or parties. The attorney may also be able to participate in any possible negotiations with a defendant.

Source: ABC News, "California Hit-and-Run: 'Party Bus' Wanted for Dragging Man 200 Feet," Emily Shapiro, Feb. 22, 2015