Ismael Hernandez Identified as Fatality in Golf Course Hit-and-Run on Fairway Drive in San Leandro
San Leandro, CA (April 24, 2022) – Ismael Hernandez died in a hit-and-run accident on Fairway Drive’s bicycle lane in San Leandro. According to the Sun Herald, the incident happened at around 4:15 pm on Monday (April 18).
Hernandez worked as a golf course worker at Monarch Bay Golf Club. He was riding a mower on a bicycle lane to return it for maintenance. Then, a truck’s reckless driver crashed into Hernandez. According to findings, the driver also rode a stolen Dodge Ram pickup and fled the scene after the accident.
Ismael Hernandez died after a reportedly stolen Dodge Ram pickup truck hit him on Fairway Drive’s bicycle lane.
Authorities didn’t release other details on Hernandez. Later, police identified the driver as Oakland resident Jason McDermott (43). Authorities arrested him for multiple charges, including negligent vehicular manslaughter as well as hit and run with injuries.
Monarch Bay Golf Club golf course superintendent John Jorgensen later said in a statement, “it makes me sick. It almost — It makes me rage..”
Hernadez was a single father to three. Jorgensen continued, “he worked his butt off for his family… Ismael was the most gentle man I ever met.”
Jorgensen admired Hernandez for his hard work as a maintenance crew member at Monarch Bay. Jorgensen said, “it was so senseless for a man who’s so gentle, who is so – he never, ever, ever had a frown on his face.”
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in San Leandro
Ismael Hernandez’s family members may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. They can seek damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress following a catastrophic accident such as this tragic incident.
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.
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Google Map of Hit-and-Run on a Golf Course’s Bicycle Lane in San Leandro, 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.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Ismael Hernandez.
Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can also help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Fresno, and Sacramento. Likewise, consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like to get professional advice about your case, give us a call today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.
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