Emeterio Millan El Centro: Emeterio Millan Killed In El Centro Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accident On Highway 111
EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA (September 30, 2019) – A 44-year-old man identified as Emeterio Millan was killed in a car accident on Highway 111.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place on September 29th. For reasons that remain under investigation a 31-year-old woman allowed her vehicle to veer off the road and hit four bicyclists including Emeterio Millan.
Both Emeterio Millan and another victim sustained severe injuries. Two other bicyclists suffered moderate injuries. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims.
Despite life-saving measures Emeterio Millan later died due to his injuries. The woman that hit all of the Mexican nationals fled the scene and was later arrested by police officers.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
According to the FMCSA, “Fatigue, drinking alcohol, and speeding are major factors in motor vehicle crashes overall. Although their presence does not always result in a crash, these three factors, as well as other driver, vehicle, and environmental factors, can increase the risk that a crash will occur.” Victims of pedestrian accidents are often left with very serious injuries including:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal trauma
It is a felony to flee the scene of an accident that results in 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 died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a wrongful death claim can include compensation for lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and pain and suffering. A bicycle accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal rights are.
Investigating A Bicycle Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Emeterio Millan and all of those affected by this horrific accident. Any person that may have seen the accident should reach out to the police as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to prevent additional accidents like this.
If you or someone that you care about has been involved in a pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. 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 are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.