Pedestrian Man Fatally Injured by Hit-and-Run Motorist
LOCATION: Santa Rosa
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, September 15th
September 17, 2018- According to the Press Democrat, a pedestrian man was killed by a hit-and-run driver over the weekend at or near the intersection of Stony Point and Occidental roads.
The collision took place at roughly 9:20 p.m. near the front of Round Table Pizza.
According to Santa Rosa authorities, the victim described as a possible transient was not believed to have been in a crosswalk before being struck by an alleged white sedan as surveillance cameras were able to capture the footage of the incident.
Victim Pronounced Dead at the Scene
The victim was thrown an approximate several hundred feet before coming to rest on the driveway of the Round Table as he was pronounced dead at the scene upon the arrival of police officials and paramedics.
Following the collision, the involved motorist took off and sped away on Occidental Road. It was unclear whether or not the footage was able to get the vehicle’s license plate but it is clear the car incurred major front-end.
Lanes of both east and westbound Occidental Road remained shut down completely for an unknown period of time while Santa Rosa authorities perused the scene and proceed with their investigation.
No additional details have been provided at this time as this story will be updated pending the disclosure of the victim’s name and information of the suspect involved.
*We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort.
Santa Rosa 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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