Officials announced this week that they are seeking two vehicles, a small black Infiniti SUV and a red, white and blue motorcycle, as “vehicles of interest” in connection with the hit-and-run death of 39-year-old Mandy Joy Sky.
According to a news report in the Victorville Daily Press, Sky was found unresponsive around midnight February 18, 2015 in the 15000 block of Seventh Street south of Tatum Road.
When police arrived, they determined that the victim had been
struck by a southbound vehicle that fled the scene. Sky was pronounced dead at the scene. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials said the SUV and motorcycle that were identified through investigative leads, were “vehicles of interest” in the case.
Anyone with information about the vehicles or this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Major Accident Investigation Team at 760-955-3103.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Mandy Joy Sky for their tragic loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2012 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were six fatalities and 15 injuries involving pedestrian accidents in Victorville.
In San Bernardino County as a whole, 51 people died and 417 were injured due to pedestrian accidents during the same year.
Based on this news report, officials believe that Sky was struck and left on the roadway to die. The motorist or motorists involved did not even stop and try to get help for her.
Under California law, it is illegal to leave the scene of a crash. California Vehicle Code 20001 (a) states: “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident.”
Holding Wrongdoers Accountable
We certainly hope that the driver or drivers involved here are found and brought to justice. If you have any information about this incident, please visit our dedicated Hit-and-Run Reward website at hitandrunreward.com to offer an anonymous tip and to become eligible for a $1,000 reward.
In such cases, families of hit-and-run victims are left not only grappling with the loss of a loved one, but also funeral expenses and other financial burdens. It would be in their best interest to contact an experienced San Bernardino personal injury lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable.
A knowledgeable car accident attorney will also be able to advise victims about how their own auto insurance policy might apply to an incident where the hit-and-run driver is never found or in a case where the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.