Hit and Run Bicycle Accidents in Stockton California
On Thursday, November 21, 2017, a 58yr old man was the victim of a hit and run in Stockton California. According to Fox40, the crash occurred on Hammer Lane near Lan Ark Drive shortly after 6PM. Tragically, the man passed away from his injuries. At the time of this article, Stockton Police and the victim’s family are still looking for answers. If you have any information about this terrible accident, please contact Stockton Police. A black SUV may have been involved in the wreck and could have a broken windshield.
Oddly, a 19yr old was also recently killed in a hit and run bicycle accident on Hammer Lane in August. The City of Stockton Bicycle Master Plan lists several parts of Hammer Lane as a particularly dangerous road for Stockton cyclists.
A GoFundMe page is in place for the 58yr old victim. If you are reading this, please consider helping this victim’s family. This victim served in multiple branches of the armed forces.
Compensation after hit and run accidents
Leaving the scene of an accident is a serious crime in Stockton California. In the event the driver can not be located, injured cyclists may still be able to be compensated for their injuries if they have uninsured motorist insurance on their car.
In the event a loved one is killed by a hit and run driver, victim’s families will want to speak to an experienced California personal injury attorney familiar with bicycle accidents about the possibility of a wrongful death case.
If and when the driver is located, a claim or lawsuit seeking compensation for your damages can be filed right away.
Will the driver go to jail?
If the suspect is caught, it is very likely they will be charged with a criminal offense. Leaving the scene of an accident involving serious injury or death in the State of California is a felony.
Do I need an injury lawyer?
Contact us right away after any auto vs bicycle accident and we will answer any questions you have. We are the only injury law firm in Northern California specializing exclusively in representing injured cyclists. In many cases we can help cyclists obtain significantly more compensation for their injuries than they would receive without having an experienced bicycle accident lawyer represent them. The consultation is free and if we aren’t needed we’ll let you know right away and let you know how to best proceed with your injury claim so that you can focus on recovery.