Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-run Crash in Hemet
HEMET (March 29, 2018) – Juan Cuevas, 20, of Hemet, has been identified as the pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run collision on Florida Avenue Wednesday just before midnight, according to the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner.
Cuevas was struck by a driver in a silver Pontiac Grand Am that was heading eastbound on Florida Avenue near Girard Street.
The collision was reported about 10:56 p.m. and the victim died at the scene about 11:10 p.m.
Hit-and-Run Suspect ID’d as David Durbin, 33
Primary reports indicated that the motorist involved continued driving east on Florida Avenue following the incident. The suspect, 33-year-old David Andrew Durbin, turned himself in and was then arrested for felony hit-and-run.
The Menifee man was booked into Riverside County Jail with bail set at $75,000. At this time, authorities continue to investigate the case as a hit-and-run collision.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
Riverside County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Most traffic accidents involving a driver who flees the scene will result in criminal charges. If a person dies in the collision, the driver may also face vehicular manslaughter. The victim’s family members may have the legal right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit separate from the criminal charges in civil court. We are confident that police are doing everything to locate this suspect and that justice will then be served.
If you have lost a loved one in a hit-and-run collision, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group. Our compassionate lawyers will guide you through the legal process in an effort to recoup your financial losses as well as ensure the suspect is held accountable. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 to speak with our experienced wrongful death lawyers in a free case evaluation.
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