A person who is in college may be excited about the future, looking forward to seizing all the opportunities that life has to offer in his or her chosen career field. These dreams, however, could be snuffed out in an instant simply due to another person's lack of caution behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. When a person is struck and killed by another vehicle, the family members who are left behind in California typically experience both grief and frustration, especially if the person who allegedly perpetrated the car accident fled the scene of the crash.
A recent accident occurred when a car operated by a 24-year-old veterinary student, was struck by another vehicle. A pickup truck struck the driver's side of the victim's Ford Escort in Northridge. As a result, the victim was ejected from his automobile and left in the roadway by the fleeing driver.