Deryck Bacon, 59, Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Normal Street
SAN DIEGO (June 27, 2018) – 59-year-old Deryck Bacon was killed in an alleged hit-and-run collision on Normal Street, according to CBS News.
The accident happened some time in April.
As per the article, Bacon was sleeping on the sidewalk when he was struck by a vehicle. The motorist drove away from the scene without rendering aid to the victim.
Deadly Hit-and-Run Accident in San Diego, April 2018
Officials said the collision resulted in fatal trauma to Bacon, who was apparently homeless at that time. Furthermore, primary reports indicated Bacon was diagnosed with schizophrenia two years after serving as a U.S. Marine.
Meanwhile, police reportedly tracked down the alleged hit-and-run driver. As per the article, 25-year-old Marie Salomon claimed she left the scene of accident because she is unaware she had struck a person.
Salomon reportedly pleaded not guilty in her first court appearance on July 9, Monday, in relation to the deadly incident.
Authorities handling the case continue to investigate the deadly accident.
San Diego County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Motorists are obliged to remain at the scene after being involved in a collision. A driver who flees the area without rendering assistance or leaving a contact information can be subjected to felony hit-and-run charges. Based on this news report, it is apparent that the motorist involved who continued driving after hitting Mr. Deryck Bacon will be held responsible for the tragic incident.
In this specific case, the family members of Mr. Bacon may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault person. Surviving family members of hit-and-run victims are entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship. We hope the alleged hit-and-run driver will be located soon.
If your loved one has been killed in hit-and-run collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced wrongful death lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with a free case consultation.
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