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A Hit-and-Run Driver Fatally Struck Ila Leann Say in West Modesto
Modesto, CA (November 10, 2022) – Ila Leann Say (51) was identified as the fatality in a hit-and-run crash near South Carpenter Road in West Modesto. According to The Modesto Bee, the crash happened after 4:00 am on Monday.
An unidentified hit-and-run driver fatally struck Ila Leann Say in West Modesto.
The California Highway Patrol reported a fatal hit-and-run crash near South Carpenter Road in West Modesto.
Responding officers found the victim dead at the scene. She was recently identified as Ila Leann Say.
According to authorities, a southbound vehicle struck the victim as she was attempting to walk across South Carpenter Road. The driver then fled the scene.
The hit-and-run driver’s vehicle is described as a 1997-2004 gray Dodge Dakota with damage on the left front headlamp and body.
For those who want to reach out and send help to Say’s surviving family members, you can send in your support through a GoFundMe page.
If you have information regarding this incident, you can contact the California Highway Patrol at 209-545-7440 or call Crime Stoppers at 866-60-CRIME to leave an anonymous tip.
Google Map of Hit-and-Run Accident in Modesto, 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 Modesto
In this case, the family members of Ila Leann Say 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
- Hit and Run Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Car Accident
- Truck 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, Modesto, 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 Ila Leann Say.
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