To lose a loved one in a pedestrian accident can be a traumatic experience. When that person was mercilessly killed by a driver who did not even bother to stop and check on the victim, it could be extremely difficult for the family to find closure. A California family is now facing such trauma after one of their loved ones was recently killed in a pedestrian accident while crossing the street.
The man, age 56, was crossing the street in the early hours of the morning. A vehicle of unknown make and color smashed into him and continued driving. He failed to stop and check on the condition of the injured man. Subsequently, the victim died as a result of the severity of his injuries. The name of the deceased has not been released at the time.
The alleged hit and run driver is still at large, and witnesses are requested to contact authorities as the search continues. The family of the deceased may be facing financial difficulties after having to cope with the high costs related to a funeral and burial. Their financial hardship may be compounded by the fact that they can no longer rely on income from the deceased.
Residents of California who have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident may want to research information pertaining to state laws. It may also be beneficial to seek guidance regarding the legal options available to them. The family may have the right to file a claim of wrongful death in a court of law. After successful litigation, the family may be awarded monetary damages to assist in the payment of end-of-life expenses and maybe even to help ease their pain and suffering.
Source: fontanaheraldnews.com, Man is struck and killed by hit-and-run driver in Fontana, No author, Feb. 26, 2014