A pedestrian was killed following a hit-and-run collision in Highland Park in Los Angeles on Friday morning, March 17, 2023.
The Los Angeles Police Department reported that the collision happened at about 9:00 a.m. in the 5600 block of Aldama Street.
A call was received that a woman’s body was found lying in the street. By the time the authorities arrived, the victim had already passed away.
No further details about the accident have been reported as of yet.
Hit-and-Run Accident Statistics
It is against the law to leave the scene of an accident in the US without helping the victim or reporting it to the authorities. If you cause an accident and flee the scene, you may be held legally responsible and sentenced to jail.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 737,100 hit-and-run accidents in the United States in 2015. The data show that hit-and-run accidents happen in the US once every 43 seconds. A record number of 2,049 people died in hit-and-run accidents in 2016.
In California, hit-and-run accidents frequently have a high death toll. Between 2010 and 2019, 2,948 hit-and-run accidents resulted in 3,056 fatalities within the state.
What to Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident
Contact the authorities immediately if you or a loved one have been involved in a hit-and-run. Never lie to law enforcement or the insurance company; always state things exactly as they are. Even if the victim is not at fault, they may apologize. If the victim engages in such conduct, the insurance company may choose not to pay out.
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Hit-and-Run Accident Victim Lawyers in Los Angeles County
In the event of a hit-and-run accident in California, the victim can seek compensation through an insurance claim and legal action. If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries or wrongful death due to another person’s carelessness, do not hesitate to contact one of our highly regarded attorneys.
Our trusted Los Angeles County hit-and-run accident victim lawyers at Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi Esq., have a track record of success and recognition as accident victims’ advocates, having won over $400 million in compensation for their clients. Call (888) 488-1391 now or fill out the “Do I Have a Case?” form on our website to set up a free consultation with one of our attorneys.