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Pedestrian, 33, Killed in Victorville Hit-and-Run Crash on the I-15 Freeway

Monday, February 11th, 2013

VICTORVILLE, California (Feb. 10, 2013) – Police say a 33-year-old Hesperia man who was found dead Sunday night on the Interstate 15 Freeway at Bear Valley Road was struck by a least one vehicle, according to a press release issued by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 8:40 p.m., the California Highway Patrol was called to the scene of the pedestrian accident after receiving a call about an unknown object in the southbound lane, according to a report in the Daily Press. The news report indicated the body may have been struck by more than one vehicle.

The California Highway Patrol and the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department are investigating this incident and asking any witnesses to come forward.

“Police will likely be on the lookout for these hit-and-run drivers,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “Drivers who flee the scene of a pedestrian accident are not only criminals under California law, but they can also be held accountable in civil court by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.”

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Hit-and-run pedestrian accidents are devastating on the families of the victims who are injured or killed – especially if the victim financially supported a family. In the event that the drivers who struck this man are not found, the family of the victim may file a claim to help cover costs of funeral and other expenses if the pedestrian has uninsured motorist coverage on his vehicle.

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FRENCH VALLEY, California –  A woman who was behind the wheel of a car that fatally struck pedestrian Marvin Brooks in Perris last month, has herself become the victim of what her family believes could be premeditated murder, not the case of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident police are investigating, according to a Press Enterprise article.

Wanda McGlover, 68, was found unresponsive Sept. 21 in a ditch by her home in French Valley last week and was transferred to a Murrieta hospital where she later died. Her daughter told a reporter at the Press Enterprise that she was speaking with her mother on a cell phone at the time she was likely killed.  According to the Press Enterprise article, McGlover was allegedly interrupted by someone while talking with her daughter who lives out of state. She called out for her daughter and the phone went dead.

The tragedy coincidentally comes just over a month after McGlover was driving a car that killed a pedestrian.

On Aug. 7, McGlover, 46, of Perris, was driving her 2010 Ford Flex on the southbound lanes of Interstate 215 when she struck Brooks as he was allegedly walking on the shoulder or stepped into her path, according to a Riverside County Fire Department press release. The fatal crash took place at 8:58 p.m. on the highway just north of the Fourth Street exit. Brooks died at the scene of the car crash.

Both the California Highway Patrol and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department are  investigating the incident as a traffic accident and are awaiting a report by the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner as to the cause of McGlover’s death.

“Police must investigate this crash to determine if there was any foul play involved including interviewing witnesses as well as gathering forensic evidence,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “Families of victims of crime may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against anyone liable for their loved one’s death as well as pursue criminal actions against them.”

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NORWALK: Hit and Run Driver Geoffrey Rocha Pleads No Contest to Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

Friday, July 27th, 2012

NORWALK, California  –  The driver who struck and killed a 72-year-old man in a hit and run crash last September pleaded no contest Thursday to vehicular manslaughter charges and could face up to seven years in state prison when he returns to court for sentencing on August 22, according to a press release issued by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

Geoffrey Matthew Rocha, 27, of La Mirada fled the scene of the Sept. 20 crash that killed Raul Quintanilla about 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, 2011. Quintanilla was out on a daily walk at the intersection of Santa Gertrudes Avenue at Lawnhill Drive when he was struck by Rocha’s vehicle so hard that it severed his arm at the shoulder. Rocha drove off and the limb was later discovered roughly a mile from the crash scene.

Although Rocha fled the scene of the crash he later turned himself in to authorities at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in Norwalk.  Los Angeles District Attorney office has decided to dismiss two counts against Rocha – leaving the scene of an accident and driving under a suspended license – in exchange for his plea.

“Indeed Mr. Rocha needs to be punished for this deadly pedestrian crash, however, he did the right thing by turning himself into police and owning up to his role in this man’s death,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “I’m sure the victim’s family appreciates that he will pay for his crime.”

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Hit-and-Run Driver Injures 91-Year-Old Korean Woman in Los Angeles

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Source: Los Angeles Police Department press release

LOS ANGELES, California (Feb. 29, 2012) –  A 91-year-old Korean woman was struck down Wednesday night as she walked across a –three-way intersection  at Spring Street, Broadway and Avenue 18, according to a press release issued by the Los Angeles Police Department. The woman was listed in critical condition.

The Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver responsible for a hit-and-run collision at 6:55 p.m.

Police are looking for the driver of a white Toyota or beige Honda Accord with front-end damage and a cracked windshield. The driver is described as a Hispanic female, about 170 pounds, heavyset and wearing glasses, about 5-foot, two-inches tall, between the ages of 53 and 58 years old. Under California law, drivers who are in car accidents are required to stop and render aid to victims or identify themselves to the other driver in cases where there are no injuries.

According to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Report there were 87 people killed and 1,979 injuries to pedestrians in hit and run crashes in 2009.

“Drivers who flee the scene of a car accident involving an injured person are criminals under the law,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “Police eventually find many of these people and will hold them accountable for what they have done.”

Anyone who may have information regarding this traffic collision is asked to contact Central Traffic Division, Detective D. Wilson at 213-972-1852.


The Seegmiller Law Firm can be reached at 1-855-ASK–WEST.  For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries and more.  The firm has offices in Irvine, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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