A New California Bill May Tighten Restrictions on Hit & Run Cases
Assemblyman Steven Bradford has introduced Assembly Bill 2673, to prohibit the use of a civil agreement in misdemeanor hit and run collision that results in injury or death. According the LAPD statistics, between 2008 and 2012 approximately 16% of all injury collisions in Los Angeles were due to hit and runs. Hit and runs are a matter of public concern, beyond the specifics af any specific collision or the individuals involved. Crimes like hit and run collisions have a significant effect on society and require meaningful consequences for those that commit them in order to deter other criminals. The safety of every man, woman and child who use our streets and sidewalks is undermined by a system that lets hit and run drivers off the hook and allows their insurance companies to bail them out.