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Motorcyclist involved in hit-and-run

A hit and run is bad enough, but a hit and run involving a motorcyclist and an SUV leaves little doubt who will suffer a personal injury.

On early Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, around 12:20 a.m. at Orangethroppe and Knott avenues in Buena Park, police say a motorcyclist was critically injured during a hit-and-run accident in Orange County. According to witnesses, the as-of-yet unidentified motorcyclist was riding northbound on Knott Avenue just as a black or dark grey Chevy Silverado with tinted windows ran a red light while traveling eastbound on Orangethroppe.

A sergeant with the Buena Park police department stated that the motorcyclist saw that the truck was not going to stop, which in turn made the motorcyclist hit the brakes, resulting in an end-over-end tumble, from which the motorcyclist flew off.

As a result of crashing beside the SUV, officials say its rear tire ran over the man as he lay in the middle of the intersection. The rider was taken to UCI Medical Center in critical condition with no further updates available. In the meantime, witnesses say the driver of the Silverado fled the scene.

"It just kept going so me and some guy tried to chase after it and get a license plate, but we couldn't," stated a witness.

Hit-and-run accidents seem to be increasing daily in our large cities. If you or a loved one are the victim of a hit-and-run, be sure to seek the proper legal counsel to help mitigate losses and inconveniences.

CBS Los Angeles, "Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Buena Park Hit-And-Run" No author given, Sep. 03, 2013

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