Stewart Lawrence, 39, Killed by Suspected Hit-and-Run Driver in Oakland
OAKLAND (October 28, 2017) – A man was killed after an alleged hit-and-run accident on 14th Street early Saturday morning, according to East Bay Times.
Alameda County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 39-year-old Stewart Delano Lawrence, of Oakland.
As per the article, police said Lawrence was standing in the 300 block of 14th Street when he was struck by a vehicle. The collision took place at about 2:30 a.m., about three blocks east of Broadway and City Hall.
Lawrence succumbed to his injuries while being transported to the hospital. He apparently was in an argument with another group of people before he was hit.
Police affirmed that the driver involved did not stop to render aid and fled the scene. The suspect, a 30-year-old woman, was later arrested and booked at Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, vehicle theft and hit-and-run causing death or injury.
Meanwhile, 14th Street was forced to shut down between Webster and Harrison streets following the incident. The investigation is ongoing.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Stewart Lawrence during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
In this case, it is evident that the woman will be held fully responsible for causing the incident that led to the fatal injuries of Mr. Stewart Lawrence. Regardless of her reasons, leaving the area following a crash is a serious crime and is punishable by law, especially if the incident tragically killed another individual.
The family of Mr. Lawrence has 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. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship. No monetary amount can replace the loss of a loved one, however, it is important that the surviving family is aware of their legal rights.
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 wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will give our expertise to you case and get the justice you deserve. Contact us at 800-235-6801 free case consultation.
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