Woman in Wheelchair Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Stockton Boulevard and Lawrence Drive
SACRAMENTO (May 24, 2018) – A woman was killed after being struck by an alleged hit-and-run driver at the intersection of Stockton Boulevard and Lawrence Drive, according to Fox News.
The deadly accident happened on Thursday at approximately 3 a.m.
Primary reports indicated the victim was crossing the street while in a wheelchair. For reasons still under investigation, the woman was struck by a passing vehicle.
Deadly Pedestrian Accident in South Sacramento
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident. The name of the deceased remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.
Officials said the motorist involved continued driving following the collision.
Stockton Boulevard was reportedly closed from Lawrence Drive to Fruitridge Road until around 6 a.m. to give way to the investigation.
As per the article, at this time, police have no suspect or information on the vehicle involved. Further investigation on the case is ongoing.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Motorists are obliged to remain at the scene after being involved in a collision. A driver who flees the area without rendering assistance or leaving a contact information can be subjected to felony hit-and-run charges. Based on this news report, it is apparent that the motorist involved who continued driving after hitting the woman in a wheelchair will be held responsible for the tragic incident.
In this specific case, the family members of the pedestrian killed may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault person. Surviving family members of hit-and-run victims are entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship. We hope the alleged hit-and-run driver will be located soon.
If your loved one has been killed in hit-and-run collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced Sacramento County wrongful death lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with a free case consultation.
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