Vanessa Pickering, 39, Hit and Killed in Oroville Accident
OROVILLE (August 17, 2017) – A woman was found dead after an alleged hit-and-run accident on Lower Wyandotte Road Monday, August 14, according to KRCRTV.
The coroner’s office identified the victim as 39-year-old Vanessa Pickering, a transient in Butte County.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol responded after a receiving a report 1:03 p.m. of a dead body on the side of road. Officers said Pickering was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a vehicle.
Oroville Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident
Pickering was reportedly walking on the east shoulder of Lower Wyandotte Road and was heading northbound when she was hit by driver going north.
CHP believed that the motorist did not stop to render aid and fled the area. The Lower Wyandotte Road between Forestview Drive and Ophir Road was closed for about four hours while authorities conducted their investigation.
We offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the friends and family members of Ms. Vanessa Pickering during such a difficult time. We are hopeful that the authorities will soon be able to locate the suspect and justice will then be served.
In this incident, the driver will likely be held fully responsible for causing the collision that led to the death Ms. Vanessa Pickering. Regardless of their reasons, leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law, especially if the incident fatally injured another individual.
The family of Mr. Pickering has the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the motorist who has neglected the safety of others on the road. No monetary amount can replace a loved one, however, seeking a wrongful death claim will help reduce the financial difficulties and pain and suffering because of the devastating loss.
If your loved one has been a victim of a hit-and-run accident, we encourage you to speak with our experienced wrongful death lawyer to guide you every step of the way. We will bring our expertise to your case and help you get the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 800-235-6801 free case consultation.
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