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Hit and Run Crash Killed Child, Injured Four Others in Turlock

Child Killed in Fatal Hit and Run Crash in Turlock

The Turlock Police Department (Turlock PD) reported that a child was killed in a recent fatal hit and run crash at the intersection of Linwood Avenue and Lander Avenue. Officers from the Turlock PD were called to the scene shortly after 5:20 p.m. and located a red Honda Civic and a silver Ford SUV. Authorities transported a seriously injured11-year-old girl who had been riding in the Honda, to an area hospital for treatment. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries during hospitalization.

Investigation of the Turlock Fatal Hit and Run Crash

A preliminary investigation by Turlock PD indicated that a driver of a 2018 silver Ford SUV was allegedly involved in a collision with a man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The Turlock motorcycle accident occurred along the 1600 block of Lander Avenue. The man riding the Harley Davidson motorcycle sustained injuries described as moderate and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Shortly after both motor vehicle accidents, the Ford driver reportedly fled the scene on foot. The other four occupants of the Honda all sustained minor injuries and were treated at a local hospital. Preliminary details suggest that excessive speeds were a factor in both accidents. However, it is unknown whether drugs or alcohol contributed as factors in the hit and run. The Ford driver, a 25-year-old Turlock man, voluntarily met with Turlock PD officials for an interview. He has been arrested and charged with several counts of hit and run causing injury and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

Loss of a Loved One

It is devastating enough when you lose a close relative, but when they have lost their life in a Turlock car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it can compound grief with frustration and anger. After such a loss, you and your family may be determined to obtain justice on behalf of your lost loved one. Our experienced and compassionate Turlock wrongful death attorneys understand the grief you all may be experiencing and your desire to hold negligent parties financially accountable for the loss of your loved one. We can handle all aspects of your case so you all can focus on healing and coming to terms with your loss. For additional information on these types of cases, watch the video below.

How an Attorney Can Help with Your Wrongful Death Car Accident Case

The Turlock wrongful death attorney to handle your case will make the difference in receiving the compensation you and your family rightfully deserve. This comes from the attention to detail and experience in knowing what it takes to bring a successful wrongful death car accident claim. Some of what our car accident lawyers do in fatal motor vehicle accident cases include:

  • Communicating with the insurance company representing the at-fault party or your own for uninsured motorist coverage claims if a hit and run accident is involved
  • Addressing any concerns that you and your family may have throughout the wrongful death claims process
  • Deposing all potential witnesses
  • Devising a strategy for your wrongful death case to overcome any possible defenses insurance companies may use to dispute financial liability for damages incurred
  • Collecting, preserving, and present compelling evidence proving fault on the other party
  • Retaining expert witnesses like accident reconstruction experts to prove negligence
  • Taking your case to trial if the insurance company does not offer the fair settlement you deserve

Get in Touch with an Experienced Attorney Today

The sudden loss of a loved one brings on some of the most challenging experiences in your life. If someone else’s negligence caused the wrongful death of your loved one, you and your family may be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault party. To move forward from your loss, contact an experienced Turlock wrongful death attorney at today. Our lawyers can ensure full and fair compensation is recovered on your behalf for the medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future financial support, loss of your loved one’s companionship and care, and mental anguish the negligent party has caused upon your family.

Wrongful Death Attorney in Turlock

I’m Ed Smith, a Turlock wrongful death attorney. After the wrongful death of a loved one in a hit and run accident, you may be unsure of what steps you should take next and who to reach out to for assistance. Contact our law firm today to speak to our experienced and dedicated wrongful death and personal injury lawyers at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400 for compassionate, free, and friendly legal advice.

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