San Francisco Man Involved In A Hit-and-run Accident
A tragic accident that took the life of a San Francisco, California, pedestrian has resulted in several charges for the driver. The victim, from Newry Northern Ireland, is remembered by friends as a generous man and one who enjoyed a joke. He worked for a non-profit organization that takes care of microloans around the globe as a loan review and translation coordinator.
He was fluent in Spanish and French and was studying Russian when he was killed. He was the manager for approximately 400 volunteers from around the world. The man, who jokingly said he wanted a job that allowed him to help the most people without wearing a tie, was planning a trip to Ecuador to meet people who had received the microloans.
The death was not the only tragedy that came to his family. His cousin, who was also from Northern Ireland, was involved as a pedestrian in a fatal hit-and-run accident in New York City last year. Another incident that happened to the family was that his aunt was raped and beaten to death. The murderer was put in prison for 20 years.
In this case, he was driving a rented vehicle at a high rate of speed when he struck killed the translator the victim. The driver was found to have other people’s credit cards with him, which led to charge of receiving stolen property. He was also charged with hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter. He was already out on bail for robbery charges stemming from asking pedestrians to use their cellphones and then speeding off in his car with the phones.
This tragedy of personal injury could happen to anyone. If a loved one has suffered this way, you have rights that can be addressed in court. It may be a good idea to contact a skilled attorney who can guide you through the legal process and might be able to help you get compensation.
Source: S F Gate, “Pedestrian killed in S.F. had lost cousin to hit-run” Kale Williams, Feb. 14, 2014