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San Francisco Cornerback Chris Culliver Arrested for Hit and Run Reckless Driving

By Steven Elia on March 29, 2014 - No comments

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run reckless driving after he drove into a bicyclist and left the scene.

Culliver was driving a white Ford Mustang around 10:30 a.m. Friday morning when he hit a cyclist near downtown San Jose, said city police spokesman Albert Morales. Luckily, the bicyclist wasn’t seriously injured. A witness followed Culliver, 25, and had his car driven into by Culliver. The vehicle blocked the suspect’s car until police arrived to arrest him.

Illegal brass knuckles were found in the car after authorities conducted a search. He was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for felony hit and run, felony reckless driving with injury, felony possession of brass knuckles, and two misdemeanors (hit and run and driving on a suspended license).

“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent matter involving Chris Culliver,” San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said. “We will remain in contact with Chris and the local authorities as we continue to gather the facts regarding this situation. As this is an ongoing legal matter, we will reserve further comment at this time.”

While the legal community keeps a close eye on this high profile California hit and run accident, it’s critical to remind people in the greater San Diego area of the importance of seeking legal representation after being involved in any type of injury car accident.

Consult with Steve Elia at the Law Offices of Steven A. Elia today for immediate consultation.

Man Killed in San Diego’s Sixth Hit and Run Accident

By Steven Elia on February 15, 2014 - No comments

A fatal hit and run accident claimed the life of a San Diego college student Wednesday night.

It happened in Carlsbad, at the intersections of Palomar Airport Road and Carlsbad Boulevard.

Police say the driver, a 17 year old girl, was allegedly drunk when she struck and killed  20-year-old Vinnie Zellefrow. The teenage driver fled the scene, but was found a mile south in a parking lot. She was driving a silver Chrysler Sedan and was arrested on accounts of vehicular man slaughter, felony hit and run, and felony drunk driving.

Zellefrow, a college student at Mira Costa, was reportedly skateboarding at the time of the hit and run accident.

Police say this was the San Diego’s sixth fatal hit and run accident this year.

If someone you know has been injured or even killed in a hit and run accident, it is important to consult with a lawyer who is well-versed in California auto accident liability laws. Steven Elia, understands the intricacies involved in a hit and run accident injury claim and have the skills and resources necessary to hold the at-fault party accountable for damages.



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Man Killed in San Diego Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident

By Steven Elia on February 6, 2014 - No comments

In light of a new study about the rise in deadly truck accidents comes news of a fatal San Diego hit and run pedestrian accident involving a box truck.

Police say 23-year-old Benjamin Ramirez of Escondido was walking  along Bear Valley Parkway on his way home from work Monday, when he was struck and killed by the truck. The “U-Haul” style box truck allegedly slowed, but did not stop for Ramirez.

Ramirez was taken to Palomar Hospital but later died. The accident happened about a mile away from where Ramirez lived with his parents.

Oceanside CHP are still looking for the truck. They are asking anyone in the San Diego area to be on the look out for a white box truck with front-end damage that may make a loud rattling sound.

Do You Know Your Rights When Involved in Injury or Fatal Truck Accidents

If you have lost a loved one in one of a recent truck accident — and suspect that it was caused by negligence, you have legal recourse for your losses.  San Diego personal injury lawyer Steven Elia can also help you recover punitive damages in cases where the negligent party’s conduct was intentional, malicious, or reckless. Steven can advise you of your claim and work to ensure that you receive well-deserved compensation for your losses.



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