Patrick Shea Magann was sentenced to 12 years for a hit and run which ended in the death of a motorcyclist. The hit and run took place on Highway 101 near Oxnard on March 18, 2011.
According to witnesses Magann was driving unsafely in his pickup, weaving in and out of lanes until he clipped the motorcyclist.
Magann’s Lawyer claimed that Magann was going through a mental illness and that during his psychotic breakdown he drove his truck from Oregon to California without sleeping, because he was paranoid that he was being followed. After the crash when police followed Magann on a chase, police officials stated that Magann pointed a semi-automatic handgun at his own head and then pointed it at the following officers. Officers were finally able to get Magann’s pickup off the road by using a spike strip which caused Magann to swerve into the center divider. The chase then continued on foot until officers were able to surround and make the surrender.
We encourage all drivers to constantly be alert. Remember to look out for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Share the road and when you are not mentally attentive, stay off the road.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers we are experienced in motorvehicle and motorcycle accident personal injuries. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families of the Oxnard hit and run car crash and we wish them a speedy recovery. If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident. Contact us today!