Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash on Oak Grove Road
The Concord Police Department reported a fatal hit-and-run crash at Oak Grove Road and Treat Boulevard on November 23, 2023. The incident occurred shortly after 6:45 p.m., officials said.
Details on the Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash on Oak Grove Road
A preliminary release indicated that Concord PD officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident. A passenger in one of the vehicles was transported to an area hospital for treatment. Sadly, the passenger, an 86-year-old man, succumbed to injuries during hospitalization. An investigation is ongoing, and no further details were immediately available.
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In California, wrongful death occurs when an incident claims an individual’s life and is the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness. A wrongful death case allows surviving family members to seek compensation for the intangible harm and financial losses they have suffered due to the opposing party’s negligence. While no amount of money can undo the fatal incident or bring back a close relative, it can assist survivors in avoiding financial hardship during a trying time and help them build toward a more secure future.
Seeking financial compensation in a fatal hit-and-run accident case can be challenging as identifying the suspect driver and vehicle is often difficult. This is especially true if the police are unsuccessful in locating the suspect party. An experienced attorney can help in these situations by tracking down the fleeing motorist with the assistance of a private investigator. Additionally, the right lawyer will work to identify other sources of financial recovery, like uninsured motorist coverage, which may pay for losses resulting from a hit-and-run accident.
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