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Suspect Jesus Banegas, 43, Arrested for Dos Rios St Hit-and-Run in Sacramento

Sacramento, CA – According to CBS13 with additional reporting from the Sacramento Bee, a recent hit-and-run has resulted in the arrest of 43-year-old Jesus Banegas. The Sacramento Police Department announced on Thursday night that Banegas was apprehended after allegedly driving his SUV onto a sidewalk and colliding with three people in a tent.

Despite the severity of the collision, all three victims, who have not been named, are reported to be alive but remain hospitalized in critical condition. Banegas, a resident of Sacramento, is facing charges of hit-and-run resulting in injury and causing an accident resulting in injury.

He is currently held on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on April 22 to address the charges brought against him. The hit-and-run incident occurred on Sunday, April 14, 2024, on Dos Rios Street, located between North B and D streets, east of the railyards.

Footage from a security camera in the vicinity captured the moment when Banegas’ vehicle veered onto the sidewalk, striking the victims, before crashing through a metal gate and a speed limit sign and fleeing the scene.

As the investigation unfolds, authorities have refrained from providing additional details about the case, including whether the hit-and-run is suspected to have been intentional.

Wrongful Death Claims

Even in cases where criminal charges are not brought to bear, families who have lost a loved one in a fatal collision may be able to file a wrongful death claim with the insurance provider of the at-fault driver.

The compensation provided by a wrongful death claim can relieve the financial burdens created by medical expenses, burial costs, and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased.

Insurance companies will work to reduce any claim they cannot deny, which is where the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney can prove invaluable by negotiating on behalf of victims and their families to ensure they receive proper compensation.

Suggestion of Liability

Readers should bear in mind that statements from news outlets regarding incidents like the one posted above may simply reflect the opinions of law enforcement based on initial investigations. Further evidence may appear later to change the understanding of events, and all parties are considered innocent until proven guilty.

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