Northshore Woman Identified as Victim in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Lake County
Lake County, CA (June 19, 2022) – Amanda Arney (24) of Nice was identified as the fatality in a hit-and-run crash in Lake County on Sunday. According to Lake County News, the incident reportedly occurred around 12:10 am.
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Authorities are now seeking the unidentified driver responsible for the fatal hit-and-run crash.
On Sunday, a hit-and-run crash on Highway 20 in Lake County killed a 24-year-old woman from Northshore.
The California Highway Patrol’s Lake Area office identified the 24-year-old woman as Amanda Arney of Nice. Reports say that Arney was walking eastbound on the south shoulder of Highway 20 when a vehicle traveling at an unknown speed struck her.
After being struck, Arney was reportedly thrown down to a barrier and eventually came to rest near a fence.
Meanwhile, the unidentified driver fled the scene without reporting and checking on the victim.
Arney was discovered at the scene hours after the incident. Fire department personnel arrived on the scene and pronounced Arney dead due to her injuries.
Authorities said that the investigators had not yet identified the driver.
If you have information about the crash or the vehicle of interest, you can contact investigating Officer Joel Skeen at 707-279-0103 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google Map of Hit-and-Run Accident in Lake County, CA
More About Hit-and-Run Accident Liability
Legal liability for a hit-and-run accident can have various implications. Generally, the victim can file a lawsuit against you for any property damages and injuries caused by the accident. Losses can also include medical costs, lost wages, and more. Liability insurance is the first option to cover these damages. However, some cases might go to court depending on the case’s circumstances. Hit-and-run accident penalties can include, but are not limited to:
- Up to 6 months of jail time
- Fine up to $1,000
- Probation and community service (depending on criminal history)
- Compensation to victims for damages
- Additional points on your California DMV record that can increase your insurance
You can learn more about what to do after a hit-and-run accident here. However, the most common course of action is to get legal advice from a skilled and experienced hit-and-run lawyer. Aside from navigating through your case, hit-and-run attorneys can help determine if your case can become a felony. They can also sort out compensation options whether you are able to locate the at-fault driver or not. Read more about getting a hit-and-run lawyer in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Lake County
In this case, the family members of Amanda Arney can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Car Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Truck Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Lake County, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Amanda Arney.
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