Woman, 21, Killed; Jennifer Magana Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run on Avenue 408
DINUBA (July 4, 2018) – A woman was killed and another was seriously injured after an alleged hit-and-run accident on Avenue 408 early Wednesday morning, according to The Fresno Bee.
The collision involving two vehicles occurred at around 4:30 a.m., east of Road 104.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said 21-year-old Jennifer Magana was driving a red 2005 Toyota Matrix west on Avenue 408 when her car was struck from behind by a gray 2011 Chevy Malibu.
The Chevy was allegedly traveling above the speed limit in the same direction when it hit the Toyota. The impact forced the Matrix into a pole nearby.
Fatal Car Accident on Avenue 408 Near Road 104
CHP affirmed that a 21-year-old Dinuba woman riding as a passenger in the Toyota was pinned inside the wreckage following the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Magana suffered major injuries including a broken leg and internal damages upon impact. The Sultana resident was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment.
Meanwhile, the driver of the Malibu abandoned the vehicle and possibly ran away in another car. The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased woman during such a difficult time. We also wish Ms. Jennifer Magana a swift and full recovery.
Tulare County 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 at the time of the deadly collision. The surviving family of the 21-year-old woman, 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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