Man Injured in South Lake Tahoe Hit-And-Run Crash on Pioneer Trail near Moss Road


Man Hurt in South Lake Tahoe Collision on Pioneer Trail near Moss Road

Man Hurt in South Lake Tahoe Collision on Pioneer Trail near Moss Road

South Lake Tahoe, California – A man was hospitalized following a South Lake Tahoe hit-and-run crash that happened on Pioneer Trail near Moss Road Wednesday night.

The crash was reported at around 9:35 p.m. August 5. Police said a 62-year-old man was found with moderate injuries at the scene.

The pedestrian was transported to a hospital for treatment.

According to South Lake Tahoe police, a suspected red Jeep Cherokee fled the scene after hitting a pedestrian.

 A preliminary investigation found that the man and his wife were trying to cross the street when the Jeep accelerated from a stop sign and hit the man.

A man turned himself into the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at about at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, August 6 in connection with the accident. Police said Christofer Lopez-Ramos, 18, of South Lake Tahoe went to the police station and admitted to being the driver involved in the accident.

He was booked into the El Dorado County Jail on charges of felony hit and run. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.