Woman, 50, Identified as Victim in Hit-and-Run
DATE OF COLLISION: Friday, December 28th
January 2, 2018- According to ABC News, Natalie Wood, 50, has been identified as the woman fatally injured following a hit-and-run collision last week on Friday.
Merced authorities responded to the site of the incident which occurred at around 6:00 p.m. at G and 18th streets.
Police officials say that Wood had been riding her bicycle across the intersection upon being struck whose driver failed to stop and proceeded to flee the scene.
Wood sadly was sadly pronounced dead at the scene upon the arrival of the fire department and paramedics due to serious trauma injuries.
Suspect Remains At-Large
At this time, the suspect remains at-large as no arrests have been made.
Those who were friends with Wood stated that she was very quiet but kind and caring.
Merced police officials have observed surveillance footage from the intersection and have released a description of the vehicle believed to be a gold or tan colored Toyota Corolla between the years 1998 and 2000.
Anyone with information is urged to phone the Merced Police Department.
*We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort.
Merced Wrongful Death Attorney
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 Natalie Wood will be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit following this incident. Victims are entitled to seek compensation for damages including funeral costs, medical expenses, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.
Contact our Merced wrongful death law firm today if you are looking for assistance at 855-703-4186.
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