A pedestrian accident in Fontana, involving a hit and run driver striking a pedestrian, has resulted in the wrongful death of a Fontana man. According to the Los Angeles Times, a sixty-one year old man was crossing the street near the Fontana Gardens apartment complex when he was hit by a car. The driver of the car did not stop and dragged the man one hundred and fifty feet before stopping, which released the man from the car. The driver then left the scene of the collision.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the car involved in the hit and run pedestrian collision was a Lincoln Navigator, which was champagne colored. The victim passed away due to his injuries from the Fontana pedestrian accident. Anyone who has any information about the driver or owner of the vehicle involved should immediately contact the CHP.
Unfortunately, we see many serious hit and run accidents throughout California, many involving pedestrians who suffer serious injuries. Many drivers think that they will not get caught after causing such accidents. It is important to remember that it is illegal to leave the scene of a car accident without exchanging information with the other people involved.
Recently, one of our clients was struck by a hit and run driver and suffered a serious head injury in a Woodland Hills pedestrian accident. Through extensive investigation and working with witnesses and the Los Angeles Police Department, we were able to locate the driver of the hit and run vehicle. This is important so that a claim can be made with the insurance company for the hit and run driver, so that we can obtain a financial settlement for the victim.
In this case, the family of the victim should contact a Fontana personal injury lawyer to help in the investigation and locating the hit and run driver. This way, if the driver is located, hit and run wrongful death damages may be sought. In addition, if the victim has an uninsured motorist policy, the wrongful death lawyer can make an uninsured motorist claim, regardless of whether the culprit is located.