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Plaintiff: Defendant fled scene after parking lot collision





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dominant shoulder, neck, right arm
On May 19, 2008, plaintiff Hanady Daoudi, 18, a college student, was in a shopping mall and apartment complex parking lot on Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento when she was struck by a reversing vehicle operated by Stephen Sanchez. Hanady sustained to her right dominant shoulder, right arm and neck. Sanchez subsequently fled the scene, but was later convicted of a misdemeanor hit-and-run following an investigation. Hanady sued Sanchez for motor vehicle negligence and negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She claimed that after she asked Sanchez for his information, he fled the scene. Hanady claimed that she then entered her own vehicle and started to pursue Sanchez. Plaintiff’s counsel noted that the defendant’s motions in limine sought to keep out the hit-and-run misdemeanor conviction, the hit-and-run facts, and punitive damages. However, plaintiff’s counsel successfully opposed the defense motions, bringing in the misdemeanor hit-and-run conviction, after-crash events, and punitive damages facts. Sanchez admitted that he hit Hanady and her vehicle, but denied fleeing the scene or any other sort of hit-and-run incident. Instead, he claimed that he felt free to leave the scene, as he thought everything was fine., Hanady was not treated at the scene or taken to a hospital. Instead, the next morning, she presented to Kaiser Sacramento herself. Hanady sustained soft-tissue to her right shoulder, right arm and neck. She subsequently treated with ongoing, but sporadic, physical therapy, acupuncture and massage therapy for 1.5 years after the subject incident. Hanady claimed that despite treatment, she suffered from occasional migraines, and occasional back and neck pain. She also alleged that she had $8,300 in medical expenses.
Superior Court of Sacramento County, Sacramento, CA

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