A man rushing away from a group of angry people outside a Victorville nightclub ran over a woman. Apparently, as he tried to leave, the group threw bottles at him, kicked and jumped on his car. When he abruptly put the car in reverse, he struck the woman. He did not stop and fled the parking lot while a security guard fired shots at his vehicle. Police had received an earlier report about a disturbance in the nightclub.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is attempting to identify the driver and any passengers inside the car. Police believe he may have been fleeing the area out of concern for his own safety. They found his car close by. They are investigating to determine the circumstances surrounding this tragic accident.
The 29-year old woman was taken to a local hospital in Colton by air. She died there several hours later. There were no other injuries reported. The woman's death is the second death tied to the club in the last six months.
California Vehicle Code 20001 states, "The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to any person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of any person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident."
If your family member is the victim of a hit-and-run accident, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will advise you about filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the other driver, once he or she is found.