On Sunday night, April 17, 2022, at about 7:33 p.m., pedestrian Carla Skowronski was killed when hit by a hit and run driver, when she was walking on the 9000 block of Foothill Blvd., in Rancho Cucamonga, California, as reported by KTLA NEWS.
The news reported that she was walking her dog when for no known reasons she was hit and killed by the hit and run vehicle on Foothill Blvd.
Pedestrian Carla Skowronski reportedly was only 56 years old at the time of this California wrongful death hit and run incident.
The news further reported that paramedics and other fire department personnel arrived at the scene, found her lying on the ground, unresponsive, inside the grounds of a mobile home park. The first responders rushed her to the nearby Pomona Valley Medical Center where sadly she died.
The staff of our entire firm offers our most sincere condolences to the family of Carla Skowronski.
The investigating sheriff deputies have stated that the driver of the hit and run vehicle did NOT stop and did not render any aid to pedestrian Carla Skowronski. Instead, the driver of the hit and run vehicle unlawfully left the scene without rendering any aid or providing any identification, and fled the area.
The details of this pedestrian vs. vehicle hit and run incident are still under investigation, and anyone with information may contact our wrongful death and personal injury law offices at 1 866 INJURY 2 or the San Bernardino Sheriff’s station at 1.909.477.2800.
ISSUES AND QUESTIONS
There are many important and interesting issues surrounding this incident, including the following:
- Why did the driver of the vehicle flee the scene, violating California law? Certainly there is an implication the driver had something to hide, for example being under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other intoxicating substances; speeding or doing something else unlawful or negligent, thereby causing this hit and run collision and death of pedestrian Carla Skowronski; and was the hit and run driver not pay attention or being inattentive, such as unlawfully using a mobile phone device, including texting?
- The family of pedestrian Carla Skowronski, who is referred to as the decedent, may have a wrongful death claim against the driver and owners of the vehicle that struck pedestrian Carla Skowronski.
- If there is a wrongful death claim, one issue is what happened to pedestrian Carla Skowronski from the moment of impact on Foothill blvd. to the time she was found in the mobile home park and until she passed away, since under new California law effective January 1, 2022, the family of decedent Carla Skowronski has a wrongful death claim against the responsible parties not only for their loss of love, companionship and support but also for the pain, suffering and disfigurement suffered by the decedent from the time of impact to the time of her death. Thus, the amount of time that transpired as well as the awful pain, suffering and fear Carla Skowronski suffered during this horrific period, including worry about her family, her dog and herself, are all part of the damages her family may claim in any wrongful death action.
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