Chula Vista, California – Female Pedestrian Dies after Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident on Lane Avenue
Chula Vista, California (July 9, 2018) – San Diego local news sources reported that a fatal hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian took place on Lane Avenue around Scobee Park, in the vicinity of Otay Lakes Road and State Route 125. The incident happened at approximately 8:15 PM at night on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Authorities have identified the deceased pedestrian as 17-year old Leilani Magno. However, officials have not revealed any detailed information concerning the identity of the motorist that struck Magno as she was jogging.
Based on the reports, Magno was traveling southbound down Lane Avenue at the same time an unidentified car was approaching down the same path. Without warning, the vehicle plowed into Magno, did not stop to render aid and fled the scene.
First responders confirmed Magno suffered intense trauma and was taken to Mercy Hospital, where she died from her severe injuries.
As stated, the motorist did not provide assistance to the jogger and left the crash site. Officials described the vehicle as a white Chevy Silverado pickup truck, lined with black rims. Witnesses have been invoked to call the Chula Vista Police Department at (619) 422-TIPS if they have any valuable information regarding the case.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing.
We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of Ms. Leilani Magno during this difficult time.
San Diego County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Hit-and-run incidences should not be taken lightly. Fleeing the scene of a crash is considered a cowardly, criminal act that can result in severe punishment. Based on this information, the unidentified Chevy driver will be held responsible for causing the wreck that led to injuries and one fatality.
Based on final case results, the family of Ms. Leilani Magno will have the legal rights to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, funeral expenses, and tragic loss.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
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Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
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