A high level San Francisco politician lost his life in a hit and run pedestrian accident while jogging. According to news reports, the 63-year-old Casper was hit by a pickup truck Sunday night in Forestville, a central Sonoma County community about 60 miles north of San Francisco. The driver of the pickup truck promptly fled the accident scene.
Police are searching for the suspect and asking any witnesses or individuals with information to contact the police department. Hit and run accidents are a serious offense. The suspect that police are looking for may face numerous charges including manslaughter which carry’s a substantial amount of jail time and hefty fines.
As a personal injury lawyer in Sacremento I urge all motorists to never flee the scene of an accident. The best course of action after any collision is to pull your vehicle to a safe area, check to make sure everyone is okay, and call emergency services for assistance. If you or a loved one were the victim of a pedestrian accident, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to ensure your rights are protected and that the negligent party is held responsible.