Fatal Fairfield Pedestrian Accident Involves Fleeing Driver

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April 26, 2024
Edward Smith

Fleeing Driver on Air Base Parkway Causes Fatal Fairfield Pedestrian Accident

A fatal Fairfield pedestrian accident happened on April 23 when the walker was struck by a fleeing vehicle. The collision happened at about 1:00 a.m. along Air Base Parkway close to Wylie Lane. A Fairfield Police Department officer spotted the pedestrian on the roadway’s shoulder and stopped. 

Driver Sought in Fatal Fairfield Pedestrian Accident

The pedestrian was declared deceased at the accident scene. Authorities closed Air Base Parkway for a few hours as an investigation was conducted. No other vehicles were seen nearby, and police are actively searching for the driver in the fatal Fairfield pedestrian accident. Those who have information about the accident are asked to phone Fairfield police by calling (707) 428-7300. 

Filing a Claim Following a Family Member’s Wrongful Death

If a loved one dies due to someone else’s careless or negligent actions, the spouse and children can sue for wrongful death. They can recover the deceased’s wages and bonuses until the assumed retirement age, as well as funeral and burial expenses. The surviving spouse can also seek compensation for the loss of consortium and affection, and children can recover for their loss as well. An accident attorney can help you understand the details of what damages you can recover.

Investigative Techniques Used After a Hit-and-Run

In the event of a fatal Fairfield pedestrian accident that involves a hit-and-run, our investigators, who are experienced in evidence collection, actively work to locate the driver. They use several accident investigation techniques including:

  • The investigators check area surveillance cameras for collision footage which provides compelling evidence and assists in identifying the vehicle.
  • They examine the report filed by the police to look for possible evidence and to ensure its accuracy.
  • They search the fatal accident scene for vehicle debris like paint, metal, and plastic, which manufacturers can trace to the make and model of the car.
  • The investigators examine the police report and interview all the accident scene witnesses. In some cases, a witness might have recorded the accident on their cell phone as the collision occurred.
  • The investigators reach out to local body shops to inquire if they have serviced a vehicle matching the description of the fleeing car and that shows body damage.

Recovering Compensation Through Your Auto Insurance

Families can actively seek compensation for the loss of a loved one through another method if the hit-and-run driver remains unidentified. They can turn to their uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance policy. Even if they do not have this optional coverage, they might utilize the insurance of a family member. Importantly, using this policy does not result in a change in the policy rates.

The following video contains tips from Ed Smith on important aspects to keep in mind while looking for legal advice are shared below:


Fairfield Wrongful Death Lawyer

I am Ed Smith, and I am a Fairfield wrongful death lawyer. Should a negligent motorist or entity be responsible for your loved one’s death in a fatal pedestrian incident, your family may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim. We urge you not to hesitate in seeking answers to your questions or verifying your claim eligibility. Contact our office at (707) 564-1900 or (800) 404-5400, or contact us online.

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Photo attribution: Image by Andreas Lischka from Pixabay

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