Roger Whitaker Hit-and-Run Crash on 15 Freeway
MURRIETA (July 27, 2017)- According to the Press-Enterprise, a deadly collision was reported resulting in the death of a man identified as Roger Whitaker, 45, of Aguanga, Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred right around 9:00 a.m. on the 15 north when Whitaker who had been riding a motorcycle was involved in a crash with an unknown vehicle.
Roger Whitaker Murrieta Crash
Roger Whitaker was thrown from his bike onto the pavement where he was hit by a passing pickup truck.
Paramedics provided resuscitative efforts after arriving promptly to the scene only the sadly pronounced him dead a short while later.
Per the Press-Enterprise, the driver of the pickup who ran over the victim failed to stop and proceeded to flee along the 15.
No other vehicles were involved as the suspect responsible for the man’s death has not been located as California Highway Patrol proceed with their investigation.
Riverside Wrongful Death Lawyer
The 15 freeway stretch which runs through the Inland Empire has been considered one of the most dangerous highways to drive on in California as there are hundreds of accidents every year. JAG Founder James Johnson has already handled multiple auto accident cases this year taking place on the 15 as he is very familiar with the freeway itself and its dangers. Usually, when someone fails to stop and proceeds to flee the scene like in this particular incident there is a good chance the motorist was under the influence, in possession of something illegal, or driving without a license.
For this situation, the family of Mr. Roger Whitaker would be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit if he carries the Uninsured Motorists Coverage which covers a driver if involved in a collision with a hit-and-run driver. A lawsuit may also be pursued against the hit-and-run driver (once located) or owner of the vehicle if the vehicle has insurance coverage.
If your loved one has been the victim of a hit-and-run, we encourage you to speak with us today. At Johnson Attorneys Group, we understand the impact these incidents have on a surviving and realize the financial and emotional difficulties they have to go through following the incident. Our staff will provide the best legal assistance and representation and guide you every step of the way until we win your case. Contact our Riverside County wrongful death lawyer today at 800-235-6801 and let us help you.
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