Suspect Flees Scene of Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Lake Forest
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2018) – Oscar Martinez, 33, of Lake Forest, died Monday night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver at Ridge Route Drive and Rockfield Boulevard, according to a report by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The collision was reported about 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 24th. The victim was found by passing motorists with a severe head injury in traffic lanes. He died of his injuries at the scene.
Meanwhile, police are seeking the public’s help in finding the suspect who fled without stopping to help the gravely-injured man.
At this time, we do not have a description of the vehicle, but police are piecing what little evidence they have to help them determine who did this.
If you were traveling along Ridge Route Drive between 10 and 10:30 p.m. Monday and can provide information about the crash was urged to call the sheriff’s department at (949) 770-6011.
Lake Forest Hit-and-run Crash Investigation
The collision remains under investigation by police, but they need help finding the suspect who fled the scene.
Our condolences go out to the family of Oscar Martinez.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances.
An injured person should seek out immediate and ongoing medical care until they are completely better. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members against those responsible and or their insurance company.
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