EUREKA, CALIFORNIA (January 5, 2017) – A pedestrian was killed on Thursday after he was struck by a hit and run driver on Highway 101, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 12:20 am on the southbound side of Highway 101 near Slough Bridge. A pedestrian identified as 21 year old Benjamin Lee Taggart was struck by a car for unknown reasons, leaving him on the left shoulder.
Benjamin Taggart was found at the scene by responding authorities and medical personnel, and was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital with major head injuries. He later succumbed to his injuries and was tragically pronounced dead. The vehicle that struck Taggart reportedly fled the scene, and authorities are searching for information in their ongoing investigation.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said an attorney from Lexton Law Firm “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Eureka, Los Angeles, San Jose, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.