Hit-and-Run Accident Fatality Near Stockton
I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. An elderly man was taking a walk in Stockton during the evening hours 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.
Officers from the Stockton Police Department reported that an elderly man was walking along East Main Street in the vicinity of 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 his 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?
Loved One Forever Remembered
Jesus Madrid, or “Chuey” by those who surrounded him, was a beloved member of his family. Chuey was the youngest of fifteen children in his family and will be forever remembered for his kind and loving soul.
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 results in significant harm to 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 own automobile insurance policy if they are insured through Uninsured/Under-insured Motorist Protection (UM). UM protection is offered to those that 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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