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Hit-and-Run Accident Fatality Near Stockton

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March 12, 2018
Edward Smith

Elderly Man Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident Near Stockton

An elderly man was walking in Stockton during the evening of Saturday, March 10, 2018. A vehicle allegedly collided with the elderly man, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

I would like to send our sympathy to the friends and family of Mr. Madrid who lost his life in this senseless incident.

What Happened?

Officers from the Stockton Police Department reported that an elderly man was walking along East Main Street near Searchlight Avenue at approximately 7:25 pm. The man was struck by an unidentified vehicle that allegedly fled the scene following the collision, leaving the victim behind to suffer from serious injuries.

Nature of Injuries

The man was transported to an area hospital for immediate treatment. Unfortunately, the man passed away during hospitalization.

Identity of Victim

Authorities identified the victim of the hit-and-run collision as 66-year-old Jesus Madrid of Stockton.

What Caused the Accident?

The exact cause of the pedestrian accident is not yet known. Officials indicated that they are investigating video surveillance in the area to identify the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run.

Loved One Forever Remembered

Jesus Madrid was a beloved family member, or “Chuey,” by those surrounding him. Chuey was the youngest of fifteen children in his family and will be forever remembered for his kind and loving soul.

Pedestrian Accidents

A walk through town can turn into a tragic life event if you are hit by an oncoming car. When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, they are vulnerable to suffering traumatic injuries or even death due to their lack of protection. Any time a driver’s negligence significantly harms a pedestrian, the victim and/or their family members are entitled to restitution for their losses. Call a personal injury lawyer for more information.

How to Recover from Hit-and-Run Accidents

Being involved in a hit-and-run accident can be a traumatic experience, especially when you are unsure how you will be compensated for incurred damages. While the unidentified vehicle may sometimes escape liability, a victim may seek recourse through their automobile insurance policy if insured through Uninsured/Under-insured Motorist Protection (UM). UM protection is offered to those who have suffered losses in hit-and-run accidents resulting in injuries and other damages, such as:

Filing a personal injury claim against a UM policy can be a stressful and intricate process to undergo without the assistance of a seasoned Stockton car accident lawyer. An experienced attorney can secure your right to fair compensation to get your life back on track.

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