Apple Valley Hit-and-Run Suspect Jailed for Attempted Murder
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A driver was charged with attempted murder for committing a hit-and-run in Apple Valley early Saturday morning. Police say 21-year-old Shelby Morin of Hesperia was driving his gray Dodge truck outside an AMPM gas station on Bear Valley Road and Kiowa Road when he struck a pedestrian, 30-year-old Eric Miles. Morin then drove away from the scene.

Miles was accompanied by several family members, including his wife. They had apparently come from Gator’s Sports Bar & Grill in Apple Valley and were followed by Morin and his two passengers. Miles’ sister, a witness to the hit-and-run, reported that Morin and the others in the truck were yelling at Miles in the AMPM parking lot. When Miles began walking toward his car, he was hit by the truck.

Miles was initially taken to Desert Valley Hospital but was later airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Witnesses identified Morin to authorities. He was arrested for attempted murder and is being held in lieu of $1M.

“This case demonstrates one of the serious consequences drivers might face if they commit a hit-and-run. We hope the victim makes a speedy recovery,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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