Toms River, NJ – Sierra Fisher Identified as Victim of Fatal Rt 70 Hit-and-Run
Toms River, NJ (October 27, 2022) – On Sunday, October 23rd, Toms River Township Police Officers were dispatched to a pedestrian accident at Route 70 and Massachusettes Avenue at about 2:10 a.m.
Upon their arrival, responding officers located the victim, identified as 28-year-old Sierra Fisher, a resident of Manchester, lying in the roadway. They rendered aid to the victim and were able to regain a pulse. She was then taken to Southern Monmouth Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
According to eyewitnesses, the striking driver exited his vehicle, observed Ms. Fisher lying injured in the street, got back in his car, and continued driving.
Through diligent efforts, the fleeing driver has been identified as 74-year-old Milciades Oviedo, a resident of Elizabeth. He has been charged with Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Wrongful Deaths in New Jersey
Anyone responsible for causing, prolonging, or failing to prevent the death of another may be held liable via a civil suit. Whether through medical malpractice, professional negligence, or something else, dependents and surviving relatives could be eligible for financial compensation.
Wrongful deaths can occur under any conditions, such as automobile accidents, medical malpractice, trip-and-fall injuries, defective products, and violent crimes. It is essential to keep in mind that an unexpected death is not innately wrongful and does not ensure a favorable outcome to a wrongful death suit.
The procedure for seeking compensation for wrongful deaths is elaborate and arduous, but not impossible as indicated by the growing number of successful wrongful death suits being brought every year. If someone you love lost their life due to someone else’s negligence, our Toms River wrongful death lawyers are here to guide you through the legal process of a civil suit.
After losing a loved one in a fatal accident, contact a New Jersey wrongful death lawyer from Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you. Our firm has fought tirelessly on behalf of its clients to make sure their legal rights are guarded after being harmed in a preventable accident within the state.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.