An 18-Year-Old Pedestrian Succumbed to Fatal Injuries after River Road Hit-and-Run Crash
Sonoma County, CA (August 27, 2023) – A River Road hit-and-run crash left an 18-year-old pedestrian with fatal injuries. According to Mercury News, the crash was reported around 7:29 a.m. on Monday.
An 18-year-old pedestrian succumbed to fatal injuries after a River Road hit-and-run crash in Sonoma County.
The California Highway Patrol reports that authorities in Sonoma County are searching for the driver of a Toyota Highlander.
This driver is a suspect in a fatal traffic collision on River Road, outside Windsor.
Initially, officers received information about an accident involving a Toyota Highlander and an 18-year-old pedestrian on River Road, west of Windsor in the Forestville area.
Unfortunately, the pedestrian, struck by the vehicle, sustained deadly injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene.
However, officers stated that the vehicle suspected had left the accident scene.
Local police in Santa Rosa and Windsor were alerted and are now on high alert for the offender.
J&M Tip: Leaving the scene of a hit-and-run collision without following these procedures can lead to charges and penalties. If you witness a hit-and-run collision or have information about the incident, it is important to report it to the authorities.
Google Map of Hit-and-Run Accident in Sonoma 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 Sonoma County
In this case, the family members of the fatal victim in this River Road 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
- Pedestrian Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Car Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle 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, Sonoma 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 the victim.
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