SACRAMENTO, CA — A hit-and-run at the intersection of Freeport Boulevard and Potrero Way just before 6 PM on Tuesday has left a woman dead in Sacramento, according to KXTV ABC10.
The victim, identified as a woman in her 60s, suffered severe injuries after being struck by a vehicle that fled the scene, according to Officer Anthony Gamble, spokesperson for the Sacramento Police Department. Emergency responders rushed to the location after receiving distress calls and discovered the injured woman, who was transported to a nearby hospital. Despite medical efforts, she succumbed to her injuries.
Details surrounding the collision remain unclear. Officer Gamble mentioned the possibility that the woman may have been on a bicycle at the time of the incident. Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the crash, and no information regarding the suspect vehicle has been made available.
The Sacramento Police Department is urging anyone with information related to the hit-and-run or the identity of the suspect vehicle to come forward.
Wrongful Death Claims and Hit-And-Run Collisions
Should the driver be apprehended, the grieving family of a hit-and-run victim may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim with the perpetrator’s insurance company, regardless of criminal charges or conviction. A wrongful death claim can help relieve the financial burdens of hospital bills, burial costs, and the loss of potential earnings toward a victim’s dependents.
On the other hand, if a hit-and-run driver evades justice, the victim’s family may still be able to file a claim with their own company as part of uninsured driver coverage. In either event, insurance companies may resist making a significant payout, adding insult to injury as families mourn. It can therefore be extremely helpful to secure the services of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can work with insurance companies on the family’s behalf.