Breogan Cristobal Suffered Multiple Injuries in A Mira Mesa Hit-And-Run Crash in San Diego
San Diego, CA (September 15, 2022) – A Mira Mesa hit-and-run accident left Breogan Cristobal (25) with injuries in San Diego. According to ABC 10, the crash happened at around 6:00 am on Tuesday.
Motorcyclist Breogan Cristobal survived a hit-and-run accident on Mira Mesa Boulevard in San Diego involving a gray Toyota 4 Runner.
According to Cristobal, as shared with ABC 10, he rode his motorcycle to work, heading west on Mira Mesa Boulevard near Reagan Road. Then, a Toyota 4Runner entered the intersection when he had a green traffic light. The vehicle then turned right into his lane, skipping three lanes.
“After I see her skip the second lane, all I’m thinking is, I ‘m done for,” Christobal said. The 4Runner hit him, and Cristobal flew into the vehicle’s rear windshield, helmet first. He continued, “both brakes are locked up, and I’m just sliding.”
Cristobal shared with ABC 10 that he got stuck in the moving SUV before falling out while still holding onto his motorcycle. He harshly fell on the road and felt dizzy due to the impact.
Then Cristobal said, “hearing my head go through the back window and the glass shattering. I could feel my body as to how deep it went into the car. It had gone to about chest level.”
Luckily, some people in the area saw him and helped him. He was able to take photos immediately after locating his phone. He told ABC 10 that the female driver (20s-30s) checked the damage on her car for a few minutes and then fled the scene.
“In the moment, I actually started screaming, ‘No! Don’t leave! Don’t leave.’ It’s pretty inhumane to just leave someone on the floor. I could have been dead,” he said. Cristobal suffered multiple injuries, including a concussion, road rash, and bruises. According to doctors, his helmet protected him. They also said it’s why he survived the collision.
Cristobal is asking for tips to help find the female hit-and-run driver. The vehicle was identified as a gray Toyota 4Runner, possibly an older year model. If you have any further information, you can contact the SDPD traffic division at 858-495-7800 or SDPDTraffic@pd.sandiego.gov.
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More About Hit-and-Run Accident Liability
Legal liability for a hit-and-run accident can have various implications. Generally, the victim can file a lawsuit against you for any property damages and injuries caused by the accident. Losses can also include medical costs, lost wages, and more. Liability insurance is the first option to cover these damages. However, some cases might go to court depending on the case’s circumstances. Hit-and-run accident penalties can include, but are not limited to:
- Up to 6 months of jail time
- Fine up to $1,000
- Probation and community service (depending on criminal history)
- Compensation to victims for damages
- Additional points on your California DMV record that can increase your insurance
You can learn more about what to do after a hit-and-run accident here. However, the most common course of action is to get legal advice from a skilled and experienced hit-and-run lawyer. Aside from navigating through your case, hit-and-run attorneys can help determine if your case can become a felony. They can also sort out compensation options whether you are able to locate the at-fault driver or not. Read more about getting a hit-and-run lawyer in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury Claims in San Diego
In this case, Breogan Cristobal can have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. These results can point out any acts of negligence by a person or business which might have contributed to the accident.
Indeed, no amount of money can ever make up for the injuries or death left by an accident caused by someone else. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind, so you can fully heal and recover.
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It’s important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can also help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, hit-and-run accident, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can also help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including accident settlements in San Diego and more. If you’d like to get professional advice about your case, give us a call today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we sympathize with Breogan Cristobal and his family members.
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