Rancho Cordova Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident


Rancho Cordova Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Rancho Cordova pedestrian accident attorney. A man was walking in Rancho Cordova during the evening hours of Thursday, February 24, 2017, when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The driver allegedly made no attempt to see if the pedestrian was okay and sadly he suffered fatal injuries.

What Happened?

A man was crossing Sunrise Boulevard north of Coloma Road in the vicinity of Gold River at about 8:00 pm. A driver of a SUV or truck was approaching the man and was unable to avoid him. The impact from the vehicle propelled the man approximately 300 feet north of Coloma Road.

Driver Flees from Scene

Authorities responded to a call about a pedestrian accident at about 8:15 pm. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a man in the northbound left lane of traffic near Coloma Road. According to officers, they believe that the driver may have attempted to stop before crashing into the pedestrian due to the skid marks discovered along the roadway. However, the driver of the vehicle was nowhere to be found after the incident.

Pedestrian Accident Investigation

Officer Tommy Rigin, a California Highway Patrol (CHP) spokesman, indicated that officers did not locate any witnesses at the scene. Officers were able to recover a mirror left on the roadway that appears to track back to a SUV or truck. The driver of this vehicle allegedly left the scene without making any call for assistance for the injured victim. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as 66-year-old Johnathan Morgan.

We extend our condolences to the family members of the man that passed away in this tragic pedestrian accident.

Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents

A hit-and-run is described as being involved in a vehicular accident with another car, fixed object or pedestrian and driving away from the scene without making any attempt to provide identification or offer aid to anyone that may be injured. There are endless consequences for a hit-and-run motorist that crashes into a pedestrian and flees from the scene. In the incident of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident, it is unfathomable to comprehend how a driver can crash into a pedestrian and leave the victim to suffer traumatic or even fatal injuries. It is important to contact an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer to learn how best to proceed with recovering compensation for loss of life.

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