Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Hit-and-Run

The Palm Desert man who struck a pedestrian in La Quinta in August pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run Thursday. Eduardo Antonio Airada Bernal admitted to striking a 55-year-old man on Highway 111, then fleeing the scene. The victim was then taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, the 28-year-old suspect fled in his Toyota pickup truck after the crash. Police arrested him later that day. He was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, as well as hit-and-run. However, he was never charged with DUI.

After pleading guilty, Bernal received three years probation.

“There must be serious consequences for drivers who commit hit-and-runs,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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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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