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Visalia, CA – CHP seeks suspect in hit-and-run crash that killed bicyclist

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VISALIA, CA – The California Highway Patrol is looking for a woman who killed a biker in a hit-and-run accident over the weekend in Tulare County. On Saturday at around 1:00 p.m., police were summoned to the intersection of Avenue 144 and Avenue 313 for a complaint of a car accident. When police came, they discovered a 25-year-old guy lying in the road with severe wounds.

Officers claimed that after conducting their investigation, they discovered that the man had been cycling when he was struck by a gray vehicle. The individual was taken to a nearby hospital where, according to authorities, he eventually passed away. After talking to witnesses they learned that a lady, later identified as Shay Dejonge, 31, was observed leaving the site of the collision in a 2012 Mazda.

A gray automobile with damage to the right front fender, windshield, and missing right side mirror was reportedly observed at a house on Hall Street, according to officials who were investigating tips. Officers claimed they were able to verify at the residence that a portion of Dejonge’s car that had been left at the scene of the collision had been broken off. Dejonge allegedly fled the house once officers knocked on the door, according to the police.

Investigators reported that despite looking all around the area, they were unable to locate Dejonge. The vehicle involved in the collision was seized for the investigation’s use of evidence.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Visalia

More than 400 people are injured in auto collisions across the state of California every single day. The aftermath of a collision is a stressful and overwhelming period in a person’s life. Quite often, victims are overcome with questions and uncertainty and not sure of how to move forward. Although the majority of auto accidents result in minor injuries to those involved, tens of thousands of people require hospitalization and emergency medical treatment for their injuries. Depending on the type of collision, the chances of serious and life-threatening injuries can be higher. There are numerous cases where accident victims sustain brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and other injuries that leave them with overwhelming pain.

To add to the mental and physical pain and suffering victims endure, they often face towering medical bills while being forced out of work for their injuries. When victims are injured in collisions resulting from negligent and reckless drivers, they should reach out to a car accident attorney in Visalia as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.

Visalia Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Working with a skilled and aggressive legal team in the aftermath of your crash can make an enormous difference in your ability to recover. Since 1983, Visalia personal injury attorneys at Torem & Associates have helped thousands of people throughout Visalia and California protect their legal rights after being harmed in accidents caused by negligent and reckless drivers. Our attorneys are committed to helping our clients get the justice they truly deserve after suffering mental, physical, and financial damages as a result of another person’s negligence. We provide our clients with aggressive and trusted legal representation to ensure our clients are in the best position possible to move forward, get the medical treatment they need for their injuries and recovery. If you’ve been injured in a collision, and you believe a negligent driver caused your accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Visalia at (888) 500-5000 to see how we can help you. Our team is available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover.

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 Visalia.  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 Visalia 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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