Friday, February 19, 2010

Police Still Investigating Hit-and-Run Accident that Killed 6-Year-Old Kid Last November

Menlo Park police closed down a portion of Highway 84 to recreate the hit-and-run accident that killed 6-year-old Lisa Xavier last November.

Lisa was aboard a car with her parents on Highway 84, or Bayfront Expressway, when an alleged street racer slammed their vehicle.

The alleged street racer left the scene of the accident.

No arrests were made but the police are still looking for a “person of interest” in the case identified as Shannon Fox, 24.

It’s not known when the reconstruction will end but all motorists driving into Menlo Park on the Dumbarton Bridge are being diverted onto University Avenue.

Hopefully the police can get a breakthrough in the case and find the culprit who was responsible for this tragedy.

It is bad enough that the suspect was engaged in street racing but it is even worse that he was not man enough to face the consequences of his actions.

According to the law, a person who engages in street racing is automatically committing reckless driving and the act is aggravated if any person died or got injured as a result of the act.

Aside from a wrongful death lawsuit, the hit-and-run driver can also be criminally liable.

He (or she) can be charged with homicide and even murder.

Not to mention that he left the scene of the accident. That would certainly factor in the penalties and punishment he will receive.