SPRING VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (February 7, 2017) – A 75 year old man died on Tuesday evening after he was struck by a hit and run driver on Sweetwater Road, according to a local news source. (map)
A 75 year old man had just been dropped off by his daughter and was crossing Sweetwater Road near Tyler Street when he was struck by a vehicle heading northbound. The involved car then fled the scene immediately. The victim’s daughter saw the accident happen in her rear-view mirror as she was preparing to drive away.
The pedestrian, identified as James Martinez was tragically pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries. The authorities later located a damaged car believed to be linked to the accident nearby and arrested an 18 year old man identified as Andrew Thazen. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys 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 Spring Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego, 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.