Raquel Fuerte, 58, was killed by a hit-and-run car driver in Ventura County after suffering the fatal injuries in a pedestrian accident the evening of January 6, 2009.
Apparently, Fuerte was walking in the bike lane of Santa Paula Street, for unknown reasons, at the time of her wrongful death. The driver of the car fled the pedestrian accident scene and is still being pursued by authorities.
Our firm’s pedestrian accident attorneys know that this hit-and-run driver may be apprehended by the authorities and held both criminally and civilly responsible for this horrific hit-and-run pedestrian accident, ultimately causing Fuerte’s death.
The damage done by a negligent driver to a pedestrian usually results in personal injuries that can forever leave a person in a state of pain and suffering or give them permanent physical disabilities. That is, if they are lucky enough to survive the accident and not experience a wrongful death.
According to the California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a): “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.”
Our pedestrian accident attorneys truly believe that this hit-and-run pedestrian accident driver will face criminal charges. If it should turn out the driver who hit her was driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, then that person will most likely face criminal vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI charges.
Call us now at 1-800-655-6585 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.