Veronica Vargas Killed in Alleged Hit-and-Run DUI Crash in Sacramento
Sacramento, CA (May 30, 2022) – Veronica Vargas (35) of Sacramento was identified as the victim who got killed after getting hit by a pickup truck at Power Inn Road and Elsie Avenue in Sacramento. According to KCRA, the incident happened at around 8:30 am on Monday.
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A pickup truck crashed into Veronica Vargas and her 4-year-old daughter at Power Inn Road in Sacramento
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Vargas was inside her 2014 Ford Explorer SUV with her 4-year-old daughter. Then, a white 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Kryn Michael Spear (32) ran a red light and crashed into the SUV at Power Inn Road.
After the crash, the SUV overturned. The alleged drunk driver then attempted to flee on foot after people at the scene helped him out of the vehicle. Vargas died at the scene. Meanwhile, her daughter is currently in critical condition.
Authorities then arrested the alleged drunk driver, Spear. They booked him into the Sacramento County Main Jail for multiple felony charges. Spear is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
Vargas’s family members set up a GoFundMe page, asking for kindness and prayers.
Vargas left behind a husband and her 5 children.
The accident is still under investigation by the South Sacramento CHP Area office.
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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 Sacramento
In this case, the family members of Veronica Vargas 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, Bakersfield, 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, 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.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties.
Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Veronica Vargas.
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