A recent hit and run accident resulted in a Stockton pedestrian collision fatality. The incident occurred at approximately 6:16 in the evening along the 200 block of Country Club Boulevard near Carlton Avenue, just northwest of Stockton. A driver of an eastbound 2001 Nissan Sentra reportedly failed to stop in time to avoid a collision with an elderly pedestrian crossing the street. The Nissan motorist allegedly drove away from the scene following the pedestrian accident, leaving the elderly pedestrian behind to succumb to his injuries. The victim has been identified by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office as 86-year-old Martin Olivia of Stockton.
I would like to extend my sincere prayers and sympathy to the loved ones of Mr. Olivia during their time of loss and sorrow.
Investigation of the Stockton Pedestrian Collision Fatality
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the area of the incident was well-lit. However, the Nissan driver allegedly failed to see a walker crossing the street and did not slow down or stop to render aid to the victim. Reports stated that a witness followed the errant driver for a short distance and provided a license plate number to authorities. Officials responding to the pedestrian accident scanned the area and located a 2001 Nissan Sentra, which had damage consistent with a collision with a pedestrian. The driver was found shortly after and determined to be under the influence. The suspect appeared before a judge in a recent hearing on suspicion of driving under the influence of bodily injury caused, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, hit and run resulting in a fatality, and murder. He has been appointed a public defender and is scheduled to appear in court on December 7.
Hit and Run Accidents Involving Pedestrians
Pedestrians face the same peril of a hit and run accident as with others on the road. If a fleeing driver has caused serious injuries or death, the victim and/or their family may seek recourse through their own automobile insurance policy so long as they have uninsured motorist coverage. This type of protection typically covers losses incurred in an accident with an uninsured or hit and run driver. These may include medical and rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, costs of household services once provided by the injured pedestrian, and more. In cases of wrongful death, costs of a loved one’s funeral and burial, lost inheritance, loss of future financial support and other damages may be claimed by surviving family members.
Pedestrian Accidents and Wrongful Death
When a loved one is lost in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent party or entity, the family of the decedent may file a wrongful death claim to recover losses incurred. However, negligence must be proven in order to claim resultant damages. To learn how this can be done, watch the following YouTube video by our firm. If you have questions regarding your particular case, do not hesitate to reach out to an experienced wrongful death attorney in Stockton for assistance.
- Tips for Pedestrian Safety in Stockton
- Stockton Accidents Involving Pedestrians
- Understanding Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Stockton Personal Injury Attorneys
I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury attorney. Pedestrian accidents can result in life-changing consequences for those involved. If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident that resulted in serious injuries or death, you need the assistance of an experienced attorney. Please feel free to contact me anytime at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 to receive compassionate, free and friendly legal advice.
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Stockton Pedestrian Collision Fatality: AutoAccident.com
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