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Maison Law

Oxnard, CA – Early Tuesday morning, a pedestrian was fatally struck in a hit-and-run collision at the intersection of Cooper Road and Grant Avenue, according to KEYT.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:31 AM. Officers of the Oxnard Police Department (OPD) responding to the scene discovered an unresponsive man lying in the roadway, showing injuries consistent with a traffic collision. Despite the prompt arrival of emergency medical services, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the OPD, the suspect fled the scene in a dark blue Nissan Sentra, which sustained moderate damage around the license plate above the rear bumper. Investigators believe the victim was crossing the sidewalk when he was hit by the vehicle.

Pedestrian Fatalities and Wrongful Death Claims

Motorists are required to exercise an additional “duty of care” towards pedestrians due to their heightened vulnerability in car accidents, which more often result in pedestrian fatalities. Motorists are expected to stay with injured pedestrians to help secure help from emergency services and cooperate with authorities once they arrive.

Those who lose their loved one to a vehicular fatality should know that a Wrongful Death Claim, made with the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, can provide compensation to address the financial burden of medical bills, burial fees, and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased

Should the at-fault driver escape justice, compensation may be available from a family member’s uninsured driver coverage. Consulting with a personal injury attorney can help determine what the best options are.

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