Pedestrian Man Victim in Fatal Hit-and-Run
DATE OF INCIDENT: Tuesday, September 11th
September 12, 2018- According to the Modesto Bee, a deadly pedestrian hit-and-run collision was reported last night on Spencer Avenue near Maze Boulevard.
According to California Highway officials, the incident occurred around 8:45 p.m. after a witness observed a newer model Dodge pickup truck hit the unidentified man from behind before failing to stop and render aid.
The victim sadly did not survive the impact of the collision and was pronounced at the scene, per the Bee.
The witness stated that they last saw the vehicle’s driver speeding away southbound along Spencer Avenue.
As of Wednesday morning, the suspect remains at-large. Anyone with information is urged to phone the “Modesto-area CHP office at 209-545-7440 or Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636.”
*We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort.
Modesto Wrongful Death Lawyer
Drivers who flee the scene of a collision are not only criminals under California law, but they are cowards and are often times driving under the influence when they flee the scene of a collision. Based on this news report, the hit-and-run driver and suspect could be given a serious jail sentence on multiple charges once located and arrested.
The family of victim will be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit following this incident against the responsible party. Family members of wrongful death victims may seek compensation for damages including funeral costs and loss of companionship.
Contact our law firm today if you are seeking legal counsel following a tragedy at 855-703-4186.
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