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Stockton, CA – A fatal hit-and-run collision in Stockton on Saturday morning, June 22, 2024, resulted in the death of a 26-year-old man, according to Fox40. The victim was walking along North El Dorado Street in the Bear Creek District around 2 AM when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

Emergency personnel arrived promptly but, unfortunately, the pedestrian was declared dead at the scene. The identity of the victim has not been released as authorities work to notify his family.

The Stockton Police Department has launched an investigation into the incident and is actively seeking any information that could lead to the identification of the suspect and vehicle involved.

Pedestrian Fatalities and Wrongful Death Claims

Motorists bear an added responsibility, known as the “Duty of Care,” towards pedestrians due to their heightened vulnerability in car accidents, often leading to pedestrian fatalities. Motorists are expected to stay with injured pedestrians to aid in securing help from emergency services and to cooperate with authorities upon their arrival.

For those who have lost a loved one in a vehicular fatality, understanding that a Wrongful Death claim, guided by an experienced personal injury attorney, can provide compensation is crucial. This compensation can alleviate the financial strain of medical bills, burial expenses, and the loss of income for dependents of the deceased.

If the at-fault driver evades legal consequences, compensation might still be accessible through a family member’s uninsured driver coverage. Seeking advice from a personal injury attorney can help ascertain the most suitable options in such circumstances.

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