Car Thief Killed Car Owner in Hit-and-Run Incident

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Car Thief Killed Car Owner in Hit-and-Run Incident

September 25, 2020 Alan Ahdoot

A hit-and-run incident occurred near Melinda Circle on Tuesday, September 22nd. A car thief was in the process of stealing a parked car in the area, when the owner of the car, a 33-year-old discovered them.

By the time the owner arrived, the car thief had already succeeded in breaking into the car and they immediately tried to escape. While rushing to drive away, the car owner was struck by the vehicle. The owner was pronounced dead at the scene and was later identified as a 33-year-old man named Jose DeJesus Berrelleza.

The thief left behind the stolen vehicle in Anaheim and is currently being pursued by the police. Authorities have arrested several individuals who are under suspicion for the crime.

How Do You File A Personal Injury Claim Against A Hit-and-Run Driver?

Experiencing any car accidents can be a troublesome affair. Hit-and-run accidents, however, are probably the most inconvenient of them all. Since you need to get back to your feet as soon as possible, you’d probably opt to file a claim to your insurance provider instead of waiting for the authorities to arrest the person responsible.

It’s a pragmatic line of action, but you must be careful in ensuring that you filed your claim as a not-at-fault driver. If not, your insurance premium will go up in the next payment cycle. If you want to make sure that your insurance policy and premium stays the same as it was prior to the hit-and-run, you can contact us for a free consultation at (866) 698-2306.

Source: KTLA

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