Lilia Garcia Acton: Lilia Garcia Killed In Acton Hit-And-Run Accident on Crown Valley Road By Soledad Canyon Road —> Support The Family Through Go Fund Me
ACTON, CALIFORNIA (September 18, 2019) – A 41-year-old woman identified as Lilia Garcia was tragically killed in a car accident not far from the intersection of Crown Valley Road By Soledad Canyon.
California Highway Patrol are saying that Lilia Garcia was hit by a possibly white vehicle while she was walking along the dirt shoulder. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.
Despite life-saving measures, Lilia Garcia was later pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect that hit the victim fled the scene and is currently being pursued by police.
Lilia Garcia was the mother of three children ages 18, 14 and 7. A Go Fund Me has been set up in order to help with funeral expenses. Less than a month ago the victim’s younger sister was tragically killed in a Metrolink train accident in Sylmar.
Liability In Hit-And-Run Accidents
According to one report from CNBC, “An estimated 6,227 pedestrians were killed in 2018, an increase of 250 from 2017, the Governors Highway Safety Association said Thursday. The association based its estimate on data collected by state highway safety offices.” Pedestrian accidents tend to occur between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
All drivers must keep an eye out for pedestrians even when those pedestrians are outside of lawfully marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.”
The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can help cover funeral expenses, lost wages, medical bills, loss of love, loss of care and pain and suffering. A victim’s surviving spouse, children, parents and siblings all may be eligible for a civil claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lilia Garcia. We strongly encourage everyone to donate to her family’s Go Fund Me account. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the California Highway Patrol as they continue their investigation. The persons that committed this heinous crime needs to be brought to justice.