Margarito Corona, 66, Killed in Santa Fe Springs Hit-and-Run on Lakeland
SANTA FE SPRINGS (September 27, 2018) – A pedestrian killed by an alleged hit-and-run driver along Lakeland Road has been identified as Margarito Corona, according to Whittier Daily News and KTLA.
The coroner’s office said the 66-year-old Whittier man was a victim of the tragic collision which was reported on Monday, September 24, at about 7 p.m.
As per the reports, police affirmed that Corona was struck by a vehicle in the area of Lakeland Road and Painter Avenue. He was immediately transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Santa Fe Springs, Sept 24
Meanwhile, the driver involved did not stop to render aid and fled east on Lakeland after hitting Corona. A witness described the suspect car as an older white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck or similar vehicle and the motorist as a man.
A surveillance video showed that the truck was speeding apparently prior to the incident. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Whittier Police Department at 562-409-1850.
*We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Margarito Corona during such a difficult time.
Los Angeles County Wrongful Death Lawyer
In this case, it is evident that the alleged speeding driver of the pickup truck will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of the pedestrian involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision tragically killed another individual.
The surviving family of Mr. Dario Corona will have then the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit seeking a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident, give our experienced Los Angeles County wrongful death lawyer a call at 855-703-4186 and let us help you.
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