Tammi Johnson, 40, Killed in Palmdale Hit-and-Run on Sierra Highway
PALMDALE (July 22, 2018) – A pedestrian was killed after an alleged hit-and-run accident along Sierra Highway late Friday night, according to CBS Los Angeles.
The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Tammi Johnson, of Acton.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Johnson was walking southbound on Sierra Highway when she was struck from behind by a vehicle. The collision occurred at about 11:45 p.m., south of Vincent View Road.
Pedestrian Hit by 2 Cars in Palmdale, July 20
Johnson appeared to have been killed by that car whose driver did not stop to render aid and fled the scene.
Meanwhile, CHP added that the woman was then hit by another car, a 2006 Volvo S40, which was located nearby.
The hit-and-run vehicle was described as silver, possibly a Lexus NX SUV, that appeared to have sustained front- and right-side damage, including a missing side-view mirror and shattered windshield following the crash.
Anyone with information is urged to call the CHP’s Antelope Valley office at (661) 948-8541.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Tammi Johnson during such a difficult time.
Los Angeles County Wrongful Death Lawyer
It is evident that the driver of the SUV 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 Ms. Tammi Johnson 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.
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