Maria Hernandez, 60, Struck and Killed by Taxi in Anaheim, Orange County

In a tragic pedestrian crash in Anaheim on Wednesday December 5, 2012, 60-year-old Maria Hernandez was struck and killed by a Taxi who fled the scene.   The crash happened at the intersection of Gilbert Street and Katella Avenue as Hernandez was crossing the street.

TAXI CAB FLEES SCENE

The taxi-cab, described as a yellow taxi minivan was last seen headed southbound on Meridian Ave.  Police are asking the community for assistance in locating the driver.

DETAILS OF CRASH UNKNOWN

At this time, details of how the crash happened are unknown.  What we do know is that the crash occurred at 5:55am on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at the intersection of Gilbert Street and Katella Avenue.  Maria Hernandez was 60 years old and was immediately taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange where she was pronounced dead less than two-hours later.  As the police continue their investigation, it is anticipated that a final report wont be completed for several weeks.

FELONY HIT AND RUN

In California, it is a felony to leave the scene of an accident where seriously bodily harm or death has occurred.  The driver of the taxi and the taxi company must be held accountable and responsible for the actions of this unspeakable crime.  The driver must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  TorkLaw represents victims and families of tragic pedestrian accidents and hit and run accidents.

TAXI CAB COMPANY IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE

The company than owns the taxi cab, employs the driver of the cab is also responsible for the damages and losses in Maria Hernandez’s wrongful death action.  It is important that an immediate investigation begin in addition to the police investigation to locate witnesses, preserve critical evidence and begin laying the foundation for prosecution to the fullest extent allowed by law.

TORKLAW PROVIDES FREE CONSULTATION

With over 35 years of combined legal experience, TorkLaw has been investigating and prosecuting pedestrian accident cases throughout Orange County.  Our team of lawyers are dedicated to seeking justice for those who need it the most.  Our law firm conducts independent investigations using some of the best experts, former law enforcement officers, engineers and doctors in preparation of our cases.  For a free consultation about your case, call us today (888) 845-9696 – our lawyers are available for meetings after hours, on weekends and make home and hospital visits.

 


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