Dinuba, California (July 5, 2018) – Local news sources reported that a woman died as the result of a suspected hit-and-run crash that took place in the vicinity of Avenue 408 and Road 104. The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 AM in the early morning on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Recently, authorities identified the deceased victim as 21-year old Fayth Cerda, a resident of Dinuba. Officials indicated that Cerda was riding as a passenger in a vehicle operated by 21-year old Sultana resident Jennifer Magana, who also sustained injuries after the impact. At this time, police have not provided detailed information concerning the identity of the male hit-and-run driver.
Based on the news reports, Magana was driving a red 2005 Toyota Matrix westbound on Avenue 408 at the same time a 2011 Chevy Malibu was speeding down the same route. Without warning, the Chevy plowed into the Toyota, causing Magana to lose control of her vehicle and crash into a nearby telephone pole. Officials reported that the unidentified male Chevy driver had been speeding above the limit of 55 mph before the crash.
Afterward, first responders arrived at the scene and found Cerda trapped in the wrecked Toyota. Later, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, officials reported that Magana had suffered a broken leg and internal injuries, and, later, she was transported via air ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center. Medical personnel have not disclosed her current physical condition.
Law enforcement reported the male driver had left the Chevy, which had skidded into a field after the accident. Although he departed in a second car, he later returned to police custody. Officers believe he may have consumed alcohol prior to operating the vehicle.
We extend our deepest condolences and most loving thoughts to the family and friends of Ms. Fayth Cerda during this difficult time. We also extend our most loving prayers to Ms. Jennifer Magana and wish her a swift and efficient recovery.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury 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 male Chevy driver will be held responsible for causing the wreck that led to injuries and one fatality.
Based on final verdicts, the family of Ms. Cerda will have the legal rights to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. Likewise, Ms. Magana will have the legal rights to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. By seeking legal assistance, this individual can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, vehicle insurance, painful injuries, or 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.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
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.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.