[10-04-2021] Sacramento County, CA – Father And Son Killed In A Hit-And-Run In North Highlands

A father and his son were killed in a hit-and-run accident Monday night, October 4.

[10-04-2021] Sacramento County, CA - Father And Son Killed In A Hit-And-Run In North HighlandsAccording to the initial reports from local authorities, the fatal crash transpired Monday evening on Interstate 80 in North Highlands.

Authorities identified the father as Donald C. Jr., 63, and his son, Donald C. III, 26, were in the same vehicle when it ran out of gas near Madison Avenue on Interstate 80.

Another motorist hit the victims and left the scene on foot, abandoning his truck alone. The collision claimed the lives of both the father and the son.

The GMC’s passenger was sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The suspect was characterized as bald, shirtless, and tattooed by a witness.

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Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident Statistics

Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime, but statistics indicate that approximately 11 percent of all crashes involve a hit-and-run driver. Many suspects flee the scene because they are intoxicated, driving without a license, or are concerned about being arrested if they remain.

California is a leader when it comes to hit-and-run crashes. According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in May, 2020, early estimates of traffic fatalities for 2019 show that approximately 36,120 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes, a slight decrease of roughly 1.2 percent from the reported fatalities that occurred in 2018.

While this decrease is an improvement, there is still much work to be done for ensuring safety on our roadways, especially for vulnerable road users like pedestrians and bicyclists. NHTSA estimates from the data coded so far into FARS for 2019 that there have been slight decreases for pedestrians (2%) and bicyclists (3%) in the U.S. as compared to 2018.

Sacramento County Wrongful Death Attorney For Victims of Hit-And-Run Accident

The victim’s family may issue a wrongful death claim for funeral expenses, the loss of love and companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma and also sue for wrongful or negligent act resulting in a person’s death. At Arash Law, our experienced and skilled California wrongful death attorneys will deal with all the trouble.

We sympathize with you and with that, we will make sure that you get all the right compensation from medical fees, funeral expenses, to emotional trauma. We will not stop until justice is served. Contact us at (888) 488-1391 for your free initial consultation or visit us on our website and send a message on our chat feature.

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