Tran Thanhminh has been identified by authorities as the victim in an alleged DUI hit-and-run pedestrian collision that took place on December 17 in Oceanside. Mr. Thanhminh, a 65-year old local resident and restaurant owner, walking home with his wife after work, when he was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup that was allegedly driven by Wesley Stuart, 27 and also a resident of Oceanside, while in the crosswalk at the intersection of Mission Avenue and Douglas Drive. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Stuart and a male passenger fled the scene on foot but were later found by the authorities. Mr. Stuart was arrested on multiple charges including vehicular manslaughter. Prior to the tragic incident, Mr. Stuart’s pickup had already been involved in an accident with a Ford F-150 pickup while traveling at a high speed and was attempting to flee that crash.

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 truck 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.