Fayth Cerda Killed, Jennifer Magana Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident
DINUBA (July 5, 2018) – A woman killed after an alleged hit-and-run accident on Avenue 408 and Road 104 early Wednesday has been identified as Fayth Cerda, according to ABC 30 and The Fresno Bee.
The 21-year-old Dinuba resident was a victim of a tragic crash which also seriously injured 21-year-old Jennifer Magana at around 4:30 a.m.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Magana was driving a red 2005 Toyota Matrix west on Avenue 408 when her car was hit from behind by a gray 2011 Chevy Malibu.
The Chevy was allegedly traveling above the posted 55 mph speed limit when it struck the Toyota. Magana lost control of her vehicle and ultimately slammed into a telephone pole.
Car Accident on Avenue 408 and Road 104, July 4
CHP affirmed that Cerda, who was riding as a passenger in the Toyota, was found pinned inside the wreckage following the crash. She died at the scene.
Magana, of Sultana, was flown to Community Regional Medical Center with major injuries including a broken leg and internal damages. Her condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, the male driver of the Malibu abandoned the vehicle which ended up in a field upon impact. The motorist left in another car, but later turned himself in. The suspect is believed to have been speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol when the incident occurred.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Fayth Cerda during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, it is evident that the driver of the Chevy Malibu will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of an innocent woman and serious injuries of another. Leaving the area following a crash is a serious crime and is punishable by law, especially if the collision killed and hurt other individuals.
Aside from fleeing the scene, the suspect is also accused of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the deadly collision. The surviving family of Ms. Fayth Cerda, as well as Ms. Jennifer Magana, will have the right to pursue a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Victims will be entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you with your case. We will guide you every step of the way and fight for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced Tulare County wrongful death and personal injury lawyer and let us get the justice you deserve.
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