Wan Huang, 75, Victim in Union City Hit-and-Run
LOCATION: Union City
DATE OF INCIDENT: Tuesday, May 22nd
May 29, 2018- According to SF Bay News, a woman identified as Wan Huang, 75, of Union City, was the victim of a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run occurring at a crosswalk earlier last week.
Union City police officials reported the collision at 9:00 p.m. on Alvarado-Niles Road at or near Mann Avenue.
A man identified as Mike Tanios, 29, of Fremont, had been driving in a GMC pickup truck before hitting the elderly woman and proceeding to flee the scene.
The 75-year-old woman and Union City resident sadly did not survive and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, Tanios returned to the scene approximately 20 minutes following the collision and turned himself in admitting to being the party responsible.
Mike Tanios Arrested
Authorities have since arrested Tanios on charges of “felony leaving the scene” as he was taken to Fremont City Jail with a bail of $5,000.
All of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our sincere condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Union City Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the news report, it is evident that Mike Tanios 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 Mrs. Wan Huang 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 San Francisco Bay Area 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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