Shay Dejong wanted for fatal hit-and-run crash in Visalia
VISALIA, CA (November 8, 2022) – Shay Dejong is on the run for a fatal hit-and-run crash in Visalia and police are seeking the public’s help in bringing her to justice.
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Dejong struck and killed a 25-year-old bicyclist on Saturday, November 5, at around 1 p.m. on on Avenue 144 south of Avenue 313. She failed to stop and render aid, and instead fled the scene.
The bicyclist was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center for treatment, but sadly succumbed to his injuries, according to KMPH.
Police spoke with witnesses, but ultimately social media posts about the accident is what led to Shay Dejong’s residence.
When police arrived and knocked on the door, Dejong fled her home on foot. Officers canvassed the area, but could not find Dejong.
Anyone who might have information on Shay Dejong’s whereabouts are encouraged to call Visalia Area CHP Office at (559) 734-6767.
We at Accident News Now offer our deepest condolences to the bicyclist killed in this tragic collision and hope the suspect is brought to justice.
Liability In Visalia Bicycle Accidents
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting bicyclists and other pedestrians. According to California Vehicle Code 21200, “A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this division, including, but not limited to, provisions concerning driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, and by Division 10.” There are number of common causes of motorcycle accidents including:
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Prescription drug use
- Inclement weather
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is extremely important that evidence is properly preserved and protected after an accident. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Shay Dejong’s Hit-and-Run of Bicyclist
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the bicyclist killed by Shay Dejong. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
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