With the increases in technology available to police officers, it is rare that someone can get away with a hit-and-run accident without eventually being identified. As such, even if police must work to determine the identity of a person who fled the scene of a California crash, it is likely that they will ultimately be able to do so. In fact, police say that a woman is now on the run after she allegedly caused a fatal car accident.
The incident happened during the evening hours of a day in October. According to reports, a female driver attempted a left turn into the path of a motorcyclist. Unfortunately, the cyclist struck the vehicle; reports indicate that he died at the scene.
The driver of a second vehicle also reportedly crashed as a result of the incident. This driver, said to be in her 80s, was hurt, but the extent and nature of her injuries are unclear. Police say that the driver believed to have caused the accident left the scene, and they are still looking for her. She faces charges of felony hit-and-run.
Because the smaller size of a motorcycle makes it more difficult to see, drivers of more traditional motor vehicles must remain vigilant while driving. If a car accident occurs, drivers are legally and ethically obligated to remain at the scene. Unfortunately, a family in California must now cope with the unexpected, preventable loss of their loved one. Such a loss often creates financial burdens for many families due to the consequences of funeral costs and lost wages. To help manage this burden, many families may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit if their loss was their result of a car crash caused by another’s negligence. Though taking such action will likely do little to ease their emotional suffering, it can ensure that the financial obligations are met, allowing them to focus on their overall recovery.