91 Freeway Hit-and-Run Crash Left a High School Coach Identified as Christian Dominguez Fatal
Riverside, CA (July 26, 2023) – A Riverside high school coach, identified as Chrtistian Dominguez (21), succumbed to fatal injuries in a 91 Freeway hit-and-run crash. According to The Press-Enterprise, the accident occurred at about 5:25 p.m. on Tuesday.
A 91 Freeway hit-and-run crash left a Riverside high school coach, identified as Christian Dominguez, fatal after being hit by a hit-and-run teen driver.
The California Highway Patrol questioned a man involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash on 91 Freeway that killed a Riverside high school coach.
The Riverside County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 21-year-old Christian Dominguez of Riverside.
Officer Javier Navarro, a CHP spokesman, stated that a 2010 Acura was observed reckless driving as it traveled on a carpool lane when Dominguez, riding a 2020 Kawasaki Ninja, attempted to pass on the right. Suddenly, the Acura made a sharp maneuver to the right, colliding with the motorcycle.
Due to the impact of the crash, the motorcyclist was forcefully thrown off the bike and slid underneath a large commercial vehicle, causing it to run over him.
Moreover, the Acura failed to stop at the scene. However, through diligent efforts, the CHP obtained the license plate number.
An automated license plate reader spotted the suspect’s vehicle at Alessandro and Perris Boulevards in Moreno Valley approximately an hour later. Subsequently, the log indicated that sheriff’s deputies located the Acura at State Street and Crow’s Nest Place near Hemet.
Fortunately, the authorities utilized dashcam video to locate and apprehend the teen driver in Hemet the following day.
While they do not suspect drugs and alcohol played a role in this 91 Freeway hit-and-run crash, the teen may face charges of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.
Christian Rodriguez served as the assistant water polo coach at Ramona High School in Riverside, and both students and colleagues loved him, considering his death a huge loss to the community.
“Yesenia Dominguez, Christian’s sister, said, ‘He always gave us hope, constantly lifting our spirits and making us feel better.'”
Christian, the second youngest among his five siblings, spent his spare time traveling, enjoying music, and helping others.
Furthermore, supporters created a GoFundMe page to assist Christian’s family with funeral expenses.
J&M Tip: Motorcyclists are at a higher risk of injuries than car passengers. Accidents caused by another driver’s negligence can entitle motorcyclists to compensation for their losses.
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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 Riverside
In this case, the family members of Christian Dominguez in this 91 Freeway hit-and-run crash 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
- Hit and Run Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle 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, Riverside, 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 Christian Rodriguez.
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