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Quandra McGadney Killed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident in Vacaville, CA
Vacaville, CA (June 3, 2022) – Quandra McGadney (51), a Caltrans worker, was identified as the victim of a fatal hit-and-run accident in Vacaville. According to NBC Bay Area, the accident happened Friday morning.
Quandra McGadney was working on the side of I-80 near Lagoon Valley Road when a vehicle struck her.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) promptly responded to a hit-and-run crash report on Westbound I-80 near Lagoon Valley Road in Vacaville.
McGadney was working on the side of I-80 near Lagoon Valley Road when a vehicle allegedly struck her and then fled. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
McGadney left behind a 9-year-old daughter and 2 sisters.
“When I heard that she got hurt, I expected to be going to the hospital. When they said she didn’t make it, it just was unreal, unreal, unreal…unreal,” said Pricilla Stevenson, the victim’s sister.
Authorities are in the midst of investigating the collision.
If you have information about this collision, call the CHP Investigation Tipline at 707-917-4491.
Google Map of Hit-and-Run Accident in Solano 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 Solano County
In this case, the family members of Quandra McGadney can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, 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
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 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, Solano, 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 to get 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 Quandra McGadney.
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