Hit-And-Run Near Avenue 66 in Mecca Kills Miguel Cruz
MECCA, CA (June 16, 2020) – On June 13, Miguel Cruz died in a hit-and-run crash near Avenue 66 and Date Palm Street.
Initially, The California Highway Patrol said the victim was lying on the right shoulder of the road. Police also said he appeared to have been struck by a vehicle.
Officers later said they pronounced him dead at the scene of the accident.
Meanwhile, the vehicle involved was not found at the scene; however, pieces of it were scattered in the area.
Authorities are searching for the suspect and investigating the events leading up to the accident.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to express our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Miguel Cruz. Our thoughts are with you during this painful time.
What Follows a Tragic Hit-And-Run Case
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death.
It is crucial that the family of the victim becomes aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
These suits allow families to hold parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused.
While car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot. “Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents, but the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” says Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
“Some of the worst pedestrian incidents involve minors because they are sometimes hard to see and they also ride bikes, skateboards, etc. Common locations for these pedestrian incidents include shopping center entrances and street corners.”
If a family member died in a road accident, reach out to Sweet Lawyers. Our experienced and expert attorneys are here to help you. We have over 40 years of expertise in the legal field, and we know what it takes to win your auto accident wrongful death case. Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional.