24-Year-Old Woman Dies After Being Hit by Impaired Driver
Felicia Rodriguez, 31, struck 24-year-old Adriana Verdugo in Victorville on Tuesday morning, resulting in death.
The incident took place on February 2nd at 2:24 a.m. within the northbound lanes of Mariposa Road.
According to the Victorville Police Department, Rodriguez was impaired at the time of the crash and fled the scene.
Sadly, Verdugo was pronounced dead upon the arrival of paramedics and the fire department.
Although Rodriguez fled the scene, she ended up turning herself in three hours later.
Her vehicle sustained major front end damage and Rodriguez is facing charges including felony hit and run causing death, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and suspicion of driving under the influence causing death.
She is currently awaiting court at the High Desert Detention Center.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Adriana Verdugo.
According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.