Pedestrian Killed In Fullerton Hit-And-Run Car Accident Near West Avenue and Valencia Drive
FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA (June 8, 2019) – One man has been arrested following a hit-and-run pedestrian accident that left one person dead.
Fullerton police are saying that the accident took place around 8:40 p.m. The 42-year-old victim was left to die at the scene of an accident near an alley.
Firefighters and emergency responders rushed to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. But he later died due to his injuries.
The hit-and-run driver was in a silver BMW suv which fled the scene. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
It is a felony to flee the scene of an accident that causes major bodily injury. According to California Vehicle Code 20001, “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and shall fulfill the requirements of Sections 20003 and 20004.”
The family of any victim that is killed in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim will allow the family to recover compensation in order to take care of medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can evaluate all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the justice that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.