Suzanne Russell, 43, Victim in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run
DATE OF INCIDENT: Thursday, May 24th
May 30, 2018– According to the Sacramento Bee, Suzanne Russell, 43, has been identified as the woman fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver last week on Stockton Boulevard near Lawrence Drive.
The collision occurred around 3:00 a.m. while the 43-year-old woman attempted to cross the road while in a wheelchair before being struck by a passing vehicle headed southbound on Stockton.
The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and proceeded to flee the scene leaving Russell behind with grave injuries which emergency personnel sadly pronounced her dead from at the scene.
Authorities are unsure at this time whether the victim was in a bicycle lane or in the middle of the road upon being struck.
No details were provided on the hit-and-run vehicle or the suspect as the Sacramento Police Department carry out an investigation to find the person responsible.
All of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Suzanne Russell at this time.
Sacramento Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the news report, it is apparent that the hit-and-run suspect will be held liable for the death of the pedestrian woman. Regardless of any reasonings, leaving the area following a collision is a serious crime and is punishable by law.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing is clearly a factor, the surviving family Ms. Suzanne Russell will be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to a recompense for damages including hospital bills, funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of a hit-and-run, we encourage you to speak with our experienced Sacramento wrongful death lawyers to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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