“Hit-and-Run Leaves Francisco Rojas Dead in Palm Desert Collision”

By | August 12, 2023

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The Riverside County coroner has identified Francisco Rojas as the man killed in a hit-and-run collision in Palm Desert. Rojas was found on the eastbound lanes of Country Club Drive. The suspect motorist and vehicle information have not been released. The Palm Desert Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team will conduct an investigation. thelegaladvocate.com reported

Rojas discovered on the eastbound lanes of Country Club Drive

PALM DESERT, CA, (August 09, 2023) – The identity of the individual tragically killed in a hit-and-run incident on Wednesday evening near Country Club and Barrington Drives in Palm Desert has been released by the Riverside County coroner.

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Francisco Rojas has been identified as the victim who tragically lost his life in a hit-and-run incident that occurred on Wednesday night near Country Club and Barrington Drives in Palm Desert, Riverside County.

Unfortunately, 48-year-old Francisco Rojas from Palm Desert succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
According to the Palm Desert Sheriff’s station, a report of a hit-and-run involving a vehicle and a pedestrian was received by the department at approximately 10:16 p.m. Deputies arrived at the location and discovered the victim, Rojas, on the eastbound lanes of Country Club Drive.
No information regarding the identity of the suspect driver or the vehicle involved has been disclosed.
An investigation will be conducted by the Palm Desert Traffic Collision Reconstruction Team.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Palm Desert sheriff’s station at 760-836-1600.

NECESSITY OF CRASH INVESTIGATION

Failure to remain at the scene of a collision can result in criminal charges, and the victim can also pursue legal action against the driver.
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety (COTS), there was a 26% increase in pedestrian fatalities on California roadways in 2018, with a total of 893 deaths.
In 2020, pedestrian deaths accounted for 16.8 percent of all crash fatalities in the United States based on federal data.
“Having the necessary resources is crucial in investigating a pedestrian accident case and proving negligence,” stated Candice Bond, an experienced hit-and-run accident attorney and Managing Partner of Bond Legal.
“Factors such as road conditions, visibility of signage, and road lighting are all potential contributing factors that must be thoroughly examined. These procedures are essential in ensuring that those who have lost a loved one receive the justice they deserve.”
Bond, who is a national analyst for The Legal Advocate, added, “Drivers must always exercise great care while behind the wheel.”

CLAIM FOR WRONGFUL DEATH

Upon completion of the investigation, the family of Francisco Rojas may be eligible to pursue a wrongful death claim. Family members of wrongful death victims can seek compensation for the loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress following a catastrophic accident.
“The stress and sorrow can be extremely overwhelming after losing a loved one in an accident,” said Stefano Formica, Of Counsel with Bond Legal.
“We understand the challenges that families are forced to endure, and it is crucial to protect their rights. A wrongful death lawyer will stay updated on the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are safeguarded.”

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If your loved one has been killed by a hit-and-run driver and you would like a free consultation, please contact our national legal analysts, Candice Bond and Stefano Formica, today.

(Candice Bond, Managing Partner, and Stefano Formica, Of Counsel, at Bond Legal, are the national legal analysts for The Legal Advocate. The Legal Advocate may use quotes from prior interviews with our analysts for news articles. If you would like assistance from Bond Legal, please call 866-599-0297 or use the submission box on this page. Legal analysts quoted may or may not be licensed in your state).

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