Francisco Martinez Found Fatal Five Blocks Away from Scene of a Stanislaus County Crash
Stanislaus County, CA (July 10, 2023) – Francisco Martinez (41) of Modesto was identified as the fatality in a car crash in Stanislaus County. According to The Modesto Bee, the crash occurred at about 6:18 p.m. on Friday.
Francisco Martinez was pronounced dead in a backyard five blocks away from a crash scene in Stanislaus County.
The California Highway Patrol responded to a fatal car crash in Stanislaus County.
The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office identified the fatality as 41-year-old Francisco Martinez of Modesto.
Martinez reportedly ran away from the crash scene, ripped off a fence plank of a backyard, and ultimately collapsed. Authorities then pronounced him deceased at the scene.
According to CHP Officer Aaron Norseen, a Jeep struck into a mailbox and a fence on Church Street, causing minimal damage.
After causing the damage, the man fled the scene, and the jeep was found unoccupied west of the roadway.
Norseen also mentioned that around 25 minutes later, a woman contacted 911 to report a man leaping over her fence and entering her yard. The woman’s neighbor subsequently reached the police, noting that a man had ripped off a fence plank, entered his backyard, and collapsed.
Moreover, an autopsy will be required to ascertain if Martinez died due to the crash or a medical issue. Authorities are also investigating if alcohol or drugs have played a role in this Empire car crash.
J&M Tip: A hit-and-run accident occurs when a vehicle driver flees the site of a collision without stopping to identify themselves or provide aid, which typically has major legal consequences.
Google Map of Hit-and-Run Accident in Stanislaus County, CA
More About Hit-and-Run Accident Liability
Legal liability for a hit-and-run accident can have various implications. Generally, a victim can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver for any property damages and injuries caused by the accident. Your recoverable losses can include medical costs, lost wages, and more, depending on the damages sustained from the crash. Liability insurance is the first option to cover these damages. However, some cases might go to court depending on the case’s circumstances. For hit-and-run accidents, the 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 can 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 Stanislaus County
In this case, the family members of Francisco Martinez 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
- Hit and Run Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck Accident
- Bicycle 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, Stanislaus 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 Francisco Martinez.
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