Lancaster, CA – Rodney Richard, Jr. Killed in Pedestrian Crash
Lancaster, CA (August 6, 2018) – A pedestrian died in a tragic accident early Monday morning in Lancaster. Around 2:00 am, 22-year-old Rodney Richard, Jr. was standing outside a parked vehicle speaking with another person. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, a white pickup truck struck Richard near a curb at Lancaster Boulevard and Elm Street. Paramedics rushed Richard to a hospital where he died from his injuries.
According to reports, the truck was driving in excess of 15 mph over the speed limit just prior to the crash. Initially, the truck driver remained at the scene. However, the driver then fled towards Sierra Highway and was gone before officers arrived.
Police continue to investigate this crash. No further information regarding the suspect vehicle has been released.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents
Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the family and loved ones of Rodney Richard, Jr. In this case, the crash is truly tragic on many levels. Any time a person is killed in a vehicle accident there is an overwhelming sense of sadness and grief from family members. Matters are made worse when the accident is hit-and-run and the responsible driver decides to leave the scene.
When a hit-and-run crash occurs, you must secure legal representation as soon as possible. Even if the other driver cannot be located you still have a right to recover from your injuries. A good Los Angeles personal injury attorney will exhaust every avenue to find coverage for your claims.
In cases where a person dies in a hit-and-run the victim’s family may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. While the investigation in this crash remains ongoing, initial reports suggest that Mr. Richard’s family may have a wrongful death claim against the truck driver. The driver will face potential criminal penalties related to the hit-and-run.
If you have lost a family member or been injured yourself in a Southern California hit-and-run crash, please call our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at 3310-954-7248 today.
We offer free consultations to all accident victims and we work on contingency fees so we recover nothing unless you do.