Melissa Hisel has been identified by authorities as the victim in an alleged pedestrian hit-and-run accident that occurred on June 8 in Novato. Ms. Hisel, a 25-year-old Santa Rosa resident, was at the crossing of Redwood Boulevard and Rush Creek Place, when a car on Redwood reportedly struck her at roughly 5:00 a.m. The driver apparently let the scene and she was later discovered dead or dying from her injuries. Shortly afterward an individual named Mario Trigueros-Santos turned himself into authorities and was arrested. The tragic incident remains investigation and witnesses are being sought.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.

When individuals are harmed or killed in traffic accidents and another party is at fault, full compensation is not always granted, despite the circumstances. Skilled legal representation from a car accident attorney is typically a must in these situations. Legal Defenders at the Law Offices of Burg and Brock has helped countless families and individuals obtain the compensation they need to deal with expenses and move on with their lives. To learn more, call us today at (818) 405-9091.