The crash occurred in Fresno on the night of October 26, according to the Fresno Bee. It involved several vehicles stopped at the intersection of Ashlan and Blythe Avenues. One person was injured. The driver, who allegedly caused the crash, fled from the scene on foot. After the crash, the driver allegedly moved the pickup truck off the road and ran from the scene. Fresno Police are seeking the suspect.
The driver who allegedly caused the crash and fled the scene should seek immediate legal counsel as should anyone in a similar situation. If convicted of a misdemeanor hit-and-run, the driver will face a minimum of 90 days in jail with a possible sentence of up to one year and serious fines up to $10,000. The punishment for a felony would be much more severe. A skilled hit-and-run criminal defense attorney, however, may be able to have the charges reduced or even dismissed. Running from the scene of a crash is never advisable and the longer the suspect remains at-large, the more serious challenges they may face. Legal challenges are usually best addressed as soon as possible after an incident.