Hit-and-Run Accident Fatally Injures Pedestrian Near Stockton

Hit-and-Run Accident Fatally Injures Pedestrian Near Stockton

Hit-and-Run Accident Fatally Injures Pedestrian Near Stockton

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. A pedestrian was walking in Stockton on the night of Saturday, October 7, 2017. The pedestrian was hit by an oncoming vehicle that, unfortunately, fled the scene upon impact. The injured pedestrian was taken to an area hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries.

Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with the family members of the party that passed away in this devastating hit-and-run accident.

What Happened?

A pedestrian was walking along South El Dorado Street in the vicinity of Seventh Street at approximately 9:13 pm. A vehicle was approaching the pedestrian in an unknown direction and struck the pedestrian in an alleged uncontrolled intersection. The motorist immediately drove away from the scene of the pedestrian accident, leaving the pedestrian to suffer from their injuries.

Was the Pedestrian Injured?

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for injury treatment. Sadly, the pedestrian passed away due to the severity of their injuries.

What Caused the Pedestrian Accident?

The cause of the pedestrian accident has not yet been determined due to an ongoing investigation. The Stockton Police Department Traffic Unit is in charge of the hit-and-run investigation. The department has not yet released any information regarding the suspect vehicle.

Hit-and-Run Accidents in California

As defined in California Vehicle Code 20001, any driver who is involved in an accident that results in injury or death to another party may face a charge of felony hit-and-run if that person departs from the scene of the collision. This law applies whether the person was or was not found at-fault in the accident. According to California Vehicle Code 20003, motorists are obligated to exchange necessary information to provide authorities when injury or death to another party is involved. Any person involved in an accident is required to render aid to anyone who may have suffered injuries in the accident, whether it is contacting 911 to request assistance or transporting that person to a hospital for medication attention.  Failure to do so can result in civil penalties. Contact an experienced Stockton personal injury lawyer for more information.

Hit-and-Run Accident Statistics

According to a 2014 statistic report by the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), approximately 37 hit-and-run accidents occurred in Stockton alone, as well as 15 pedestrian accidents. This statistic report includes both those who have suffered injuries and those who have passed away as a result of these accidents.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. Hit-and-run accidents involving pedestrians can result in life-changing consequences. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident involving a hit-and-run party, please call me at (209) 227-1931 for free, friendly advice. You may also contact me toll-free at (800) 404-5400.

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