Pedestrian Man Killed in Hit-and-Run in Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ (December 15, 2017)- According to KSBW News, a deadly hit-and-run collision left a pedestrian man fatally injured Thursday morning on Encinal Street.
Santa Cruz police officials responded to the scene at 7:37 a.m.where an unidentified man was struck by a big rig whose driver continued on leaving the scene.
Per the article, authorities were able to track down the vehicle and its driver a short while following the incident. Officers interviewed and based on the big rig driver’s response and reaction, they genuinely felt that he was unaware that he had hit anyone.
Although the big rig driver was not arrested or cited, the motorist will be held fully liable for the pedestrian man’s death.
No further details have been provided at this time as this story will be updated pending the release of the victim’s identity.
Santa Cruz Wrongful Death Lawyer
Most traffic accidents which involve a driver who flees the scene can be subjected to serious criminal charges, especially when a particular crash causes serious injuries to another person. Such circumstances are considered as “felony hit-and-run,” leaving the victim or victim’s family a legal right to pursue a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit against the suspect.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the immediate family of the victim will be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault hit-and-run suspect seeking compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a hit-and-run incident, contact our experienced Santa Cruz wrongful death attorneys as we are here to provide you with the advice and guidance needed following a tragedy. We can be reached at 800-235-6801.
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