Joaquin Gonzalez, 50, Killed in Alleged Hit-and-Run Accident at Del Taco Parking Lot
NORTH HIGHLANDS, Sacramento County (July 26, 2018) – A 50-year-old man was killed Wednesday evening in a suspected hit-and-run collision at the parking lot of a Del Taco in North Highlands.
The fatality was identified as Joaquin Gonzalez.
According to CBS News, Gonzalez was walking in the parking lot when he was allegedly intentionally struck by a light-colored pickup truck at about 8:30 p.m.
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The incident caused fatal trauma to Gonzalez, officials said. At this time, it remained unclear whether the man was pronounced deceased at the scene or at a hospital.
As per the article, the involved driver fled the scene and sped off onto Orange Grove Avenue. The identity of the suspect is still being determined.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Mr. Joaquin Gonzalez as they search for peace and comfort.
Sacramento 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. Joaquin Gonzalez will be held responsible for the tragic incident.
In this specific case, the family members of Mr. Gonzalez 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 Sacramento County wrongful death lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with a free case consultation.
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