Michael Barney, 56, Dies Month After Hit-and-Run Crash in Oceanside
OCEANSIDE (August 11, 2018) – A pedestrian seriously injured after an alleged hit-and-run accident on Mission Avenue last month has died, according to San Diego Union-Tribune.
The Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 56-year-old Michael Barney.
As per the article, officials said Barney was found lying in the middle of Mission Avenue on July 6 after apparently being struck by a vehicle. The collision occurred at around 11:50 p.m. near North Horne Street.
Oceanside Pedestrian Accident on Mission Avenue, July 6
Oceanside police initially reported that Barney was immediately taken to the hospital and was listed in serious but stable condition. However, on August 6 a month after the crash, the man ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
Officers believed that the driver who hit Barney stopped momentarily but then fled the scene. The suspect car was described as a black colored sedan.
Meanwhile, authorities have not yet found the hit-and-run motorist. The investigation is ongoing.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Michael Barney during such a difficult time.
San Diego County Wrongful Death Lawyer
It is evident that the driver of the sedan will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of the innocent 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. Michael Barney will have then the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party who has evidently neglected the safety of others on the road. Family members of wrongful death victims will be entitled to 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 due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with our experienced San Diego County wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and get the justice you deserve. Contact us at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.