Man Killed in Deadly Hit-and-Run on Highway 101
PASO ROBLES (October 11, 2018)- According to the San Luis Obispo Tribune, a deadly pedestrian versus auto hit-and-run took place this morning in the southbound lanes of Highway 101 just north of 13th Street.
California Highway Patrol officials were dispatched to the scene of the collision which transpired at roughly 5:00 a.m.
Preliminary investigations suggest that an unidentified male subject had either been attempting to walk or run across Highway 101 before being hit by a vehicle traveling southbound.
The male victim sadly did not survive the impact of the collision leaving him with fatal injuries as he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the driver of the unknown involved vehicle failed to stop and proceeded to flee the scene, per the San Luis Obispo Tribune.
Following the incident, southbound lanes of Highway 101 remained completely shut down for approximately 2.5 hours until 7:30 a.m.
No further details or information has been provided at this time as this story will be updated pending the disclosure of the victim’s identity.
*We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort while we remain hopeful that the person responsible is soon located and detained.
Paso Robles 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 the male 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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