Woman Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver on Prospect Avenue in Santee Saturday
SANTEE (August 11, 2018) – A fatal alleged hit-and-run accident took place along Prospect Avenue early Saturday, according to San Diego Union-Tribune and CBS San Diego.
The collision was reported just after midnight near the intersection with Tumbleweed Terrace.
As per the reports, evidence gathered by San Diego Sheriff’s Department indicated that a female pedestrian was believed to have been struck by a black colored vehicle that was traveling west in the 10600 block of Prospect Avenue.
Pedestrian Accident Near Prospect Avenue and Tumbleweed Terrace
The body of the woman was found in the middle of Prospect Avenue. Santee Fire Department responded to the crash site and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The name of the deceased woman has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin. Meanwhile, the driver involved did not stop to render aid and fled.
Authorities affirmed that the suspect car has a missing driver’s side mirror and possible front-end and front left quarter panel damage. The investigation is ongoing.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased woman during such a difficult time.
San Diego County Wrongful Death Lawyer
It is evident that the driver of the black vehicle will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of the pedestrian involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision tragically killed another individual.
The surviving family of the woman will have then the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party who has evidently neglected the safety of others on the road. Family members of wrongful death victims will be entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with our experienced San Diego County wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and get the justice you deserve. Contact us at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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