An unidentified pedestrian was seriously hurt after getting struck by a hit-and-run driver in South Los Angeles on Tuesday night, January 5.
According to the local authorities’ initial reports, the accident occurred at around 11:10 p.m. at West 104th Street and South Vermont Avenue.
An unspecified vehicle struck the pedestrian on the roadway for unclear reasons. How the accident occurred, and the reason why it happened has not been established.
The victim was seriously injured from the accident and was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for treatment.
The driver that struck the pedestrian did not stop to help the victim and fled the scene. Local authorities are attempting to locate the hit-and-run driver.
Major Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the case. They are gathering more evidence about the accident and actively pursuing the suspect.
Leaving the scene after an accident is a crime in itself. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents occur in the U.S. every minute. Every year, approximately 682,000 hit-and-run crashes are recorded all over the country since 2006, with an average of 2,000 reported deaths annually.
Hit-and-run accidents have been increasing at an alarming rate. Since 2009, hit-and-run deaths have been steadily rising by seven percent annually. Common victims of these hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians. Common reasons why hit-and-run drivers flee the scene are intoxication, driving without a license, and fear of getting arrested if they remain.
Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents
Dealing with a loved one’s sudden death due to a deadly hit-and-run crash can be quite overwhelming and often stressful for the victim’s family. While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is encouraged to file a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance.
Filing a wrongful death claim will allow them to receive compensation for the damages (such as loss of income and companionship, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and emotional distress) that the accident has caused them.
Arash Law is here to help victims of similar cases pursue the justice that they deserve. We have experienced attorneys and resources that can help you in winning your case. For more information and inquiries, you may visit our offices located in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, or you may also give us a call at our hotline (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation.