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Orangevale Hit-and-Run Kills Citrus Heights Grandmother

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August 10, 2022
Edward Smith

Fatal Accident on Greenback Lane Caused by Hit-and-Run Driver

The family of an Orangevale grandmother is searching for the hit-and-run driver who took her life on August 6. Cynthia Wright, age 56 and a resident of Citrus Heights, was walking along westbound Greenback Lane near Walnut Avenue around 10:00 p.m. when she was struck by a vehicle that left the scene, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) accident report. Before paramedics arrived at the scene of the hit-and-run, others stopped and tried to help Wright. 

Authorities Seeking Information to Locate Hit-and-Run Driver

The CHP gathered evidence at the pedestrian accident scene to help locate the fleeing driver and reported that the suspect vehicle is believed to be a dark maroon or brown 2007 to 2008 Honda Element SC. Investigators into the case are looking for information from the public. Wright’s brother, who lives in Southern California, said he hoped the responsible person would be found and that his sister would receive justice. 

Legal Advice Can Be Sought After a Hit-and-Run

A hit-and-run accident that upends a family’s life by taking away their loved one should cause you to seriously consider consulting with an attorney about compensation options for the family. Although police do the best they can to locate a fleeing driver, a law firm such as has the resources, tenacity and experience to conduct a full investigation to gather the evidence needed to find that driver. Investigations can include:

  • Scouring the accident scene for evidence of the fleeing vehicle may indicate the make and model.
  • Interviewing witnesses can result in a description of the vehicle and/or driver. Most hit-and-run drivers live near where the accident happened. In some cases, a witness taped the accident vehicle as it fled or captured at least part of the license plate.
  • Reviewing the police report is important to ensure its accuracy.
  • Performing accident reconstruction to determine how the hit-and-run occurred can point toward fault.
  • Business and traffic cameras in the area may have filmed the accident.

How Your Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help

Having an accident attorney on your side can provide you with legal advice, assist the law enforcement investigation and help you in putting together your wrongful death case. We firmly believe it is bad enough to lose a loved one in an accident. The family should not also have to bear the financial burden. In addition, by locating the hit-and-run driver and holding them responsible, it can give family members a sense of closure and justice.

Helping a Grieving Family Recover Compensation

There is no reason that a grieving family should have to deal with this tragedy without seeking legal counsel. Attorneys can help you recover maximum compensation for your loss. As far as dealing with the insurance company, police investigation or responsible party when they are found, an attorney can provide you with help and advice throughout the process.

Orangevale Wrongful Death Attorney

My name is Ed Smith, and I’m an Orangevale wrongful death lawyer. When you have lost a loved one because of a negligent driver, the family has the right to file a wrongful death claim. Call us at (800) 404-5400 or at (916) 921-6400 if you would like to receive free, friendly advice from one of our injury lawyers. We can schedule a virtual or in-person consultation at no charge where you can have your case reviewed and find out what avenues there are to pursue compensation. We realize it won’t help ease your grief, but it can help your family avoid the financial stress of that loss. We can also be contacted online.

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