According to NBC San Diego, a tragedy occurred on Mother’s Day when a Ramona woman was killed in a wrongful death car accident on San Vicente Road. The woman—Jessica Foderingham, aged 32—was eight months pregnant at the time of the crash. She had just gotten married last August.
Around 6:46 pm, Foderingham was driving a Dodge Dart when another car—a 2011 GMC Yukon—struck her from the back. The collision pushed Foderingham’s Dodge into a center divider area, where it then collided with a tree. She died at the scene as a result of injuries from the rear end crash.
The driver of the Yukon fled the scene. He was later identified by California Highway Patrol as 44-year-old Andrew Milonis. Milonis, after leaving the scene of the collision, parked his car and hired a Lyft. The Lyft driver, Kyle Gammon, noted that Milonis appeared distraught. The driver actually passed by the scene of the accident on his route. He asked Milonis if Milonis had crashed there, and Milonis denied it.
Milonis was dropped off by the Lyft driver at the Turkey Inn Bar, where officers then arrested him. He was booked into the local jail, where he was charged with driving under the influence causing death, felony hit and run, and vehicular manslaughter. NBC 7 later discovered that Milonis had been driving on a suspended/revoked license. His wife informed the news station that Milonis had suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2008, which may be a possible reason for his erratic actions.
Foderingham’s husband, a Marine, was overwrought with emotion, posting on Facebook: “My heart, my world, my best friend, was taken from me.”
The family of the victim of this rear end collision should immediately contact a California wrongful death lawyer to pursue all possible financial recoveries against the driver of the vehicle that was responsible for this crash. Our lawyers know how to find the insurance coverage that is available, whether it is for the driver of the vehicle, the owner, or certain other possible responsible entities. This is often necessary, as sometimes the driver does not carry enough liability insurance to cover extensive wrongful death damages.
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