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Temecula, CA – In a freak hit-and-run, a stolen SUV detaching from the truck towing it kills a nurse

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TEMECULA, CA (February 08, 2022) –  The nurse, who has been fighting COVID-19 from day one, was killed in a freak accident involving a stolen SUV in Southern California recently.

Kathleen Hydrusko was identified by Riverside County Coroner’s Office as the nurse who was killed on Feb. 4 while returning to her Temecula home. The fatal accident occurred just before 8 p.m. on Cactus Valley Road, according to the coroner’s report.

Grace Hydrusko spoke to the news and said her daughter was “always happy, always smiling.” “She was a joy to be around. She embraced helping others. It was her passion.” Hydrusko began working at Hemet Global Medical Center two weeks before the pandemic.

Hydrusko was killed when the stolen Ford Explorer, towing a black pick-up truck, detached from its tow vehicle. It had been placed on a two-wheel trailer, with its back wheels touching the pavement. As the Explorer rolled into Hydrusko’s path, her vehicle hit the Explorer.

The driver of the pick-up truck did not stop and left the scene. In less than 30 minutes following the head-on collision, Hydrusko was pronounced dead at the scene.

A make and model of the truck have yet to be determined by investigators.

Temecula Wrongful Death Attorney

Motor vehicle accidents throughout the state of California leave more than 10,000 people injured every month. Many victims are left with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones that require extensive medical treatment. In many cases, due to the unforeseen nature of car accidents, victims are simply not ready to put forth tens of thousands of dollars for surgery, medication, and hospitalization. 

For this reason, our state provides avenues that accident victims can take to secure compensation for various costs they face after an accident. Working with a car accident attorney in California is your best at getting the justice and compensation you deserve.

When victims are injured in collisions resulting from negligent and reckless drivers, they should reach out to a car crash attorney in Temecula as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.

Car Accident Lawyers In California

For nearly four decades, California personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have advocated on behalf of accident victims in California to ensure they are able to get the compensation they need to move forward after being injured in car accidents.

Losing a loved one under any circumstances can be challenging to accept. Knowing that your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident just makes the situation even more emotional. Not only are families forced to endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are often required to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment, property damages, funeral services, and more. After enduring the loss of a loved one in an accident, caused by the negligent actions of others, families can reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Fresno to explore legal options available to them moving forward.

If your loved one was killed in a motor vehicle accident accident, contact our Temecula wrongful death lawyers at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available for you. Our team is available to meet with you, at your earliest convenience, to discuss legal options available to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve moving forward.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Fresno.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in Fresno and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 



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