Palmdale, CA – Pedestrian dies after Suspected Hit-and-Run Accident on Southbound Sierra Highway
Palmdale, CA (July 22, 2018) – Los Angeles local news sources reported that a pedestrian died as the result of a suspected hit-and-run collision that took place on the southbound lanes of the Sierra Highway. The incident happened at approximately 11:45 PM in the late hours at night on Friday, July 20, 2018. Recently, officials have identified the deceased victim as 40-year old Tammi Johnson, a resident of Acton. No information about the hit-and-run suspect or the second driver involved in the crash has been revealed at this time.
Based on a report from the California Highway Patrol, Ms. Johnson was walking along the Sierra Highway in the vicinity of Vincent View Road when, without warning, a vehicle slammed into her. Reports indicate that a second vehicle, a 2006 Volvo S40, also plowed into Ms. Johnson afterward. Officials sadly confirmed that the victim possibly died during the first impact.
CHP has potentially identified the vehicle as a Lexus NX SUV, possibly silver in color, which received severe damage including a destroyed side mirror and a cracked windshield during the collision.
Authorities have instructed civilians to call the CHP Antelope Valley Office at (661) 948-8541 if they have any valuable information related to the hit-and-run incident.
We extend our most loving prayers and our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Tammi Johnson and wish them peace of mind during this tragic time.
Wrongful Deaths in Palmdale
Hit-and-run incidences are severe offenses that should never be taken lightly. Fleeing a crash site is considered a cowardly, criminal act that can result in severe punishment, including charges of felony. In this case, the unidentified SUV driver will be held fully accountable for causing the hit-and-run incident and, ultimately, the death of a pedestrian.
Once the case is resolved, members of Ms. Johnson’s family can pursue a wrongful injury lawsuit if they choose to do so. With the help of a certified lawyer, these individuals can be compensated for unfortunate, tragic issues including funeral expenses, medical bills, and the loss of a loved one.
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.
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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.
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