Juan Venicio Gallardo jailed for fatal hit-and-run
SANTA ANA, CA (September 20, 2022) – A 55-year-old man identified as Juan Venicio Gallardo was behind bars today on suspicion of killing a pedestrian at a bus stop in an allegedly alcohol-fueled hit-and-run collision in Santa Ana.
Juan Venicio Gallardo of Anaheim was arrested Sunday and was being held on $100,000 bail, according to jail records.
Police were called just before 5 p.m. Sunday to a bus stop near 1500 S. Fairview St., where the victim was injured by a hit-and-run driver, according to police. The injured man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead Monday, police said.
Authorities were still working to identify the victim’s relatives, so his name was not immediately released.
Gallardo was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run and felony driving under the influence, police said. Gallardo has a pending case of drunken driving in Santa Ana. He was accused of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or more on March 29, 2021, according to the complaint.
[via City News Service]
Liability In Santa Ana Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Juan Venicio Gallardo’s Drunken Hit-and-Run
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person tragically killed in this case. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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