A 25-year-old homeless man identified as Jonathan Eduardo G. was killed after getting struck by a hit-and-run driver in Koreatown on early Friday morning, January 8.
The accident took place at the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Normandie Avenue in Koreatown at around 2:00 a.m.
The homeless man was reportedly found lying on the roadway after being struck by an unspecified vehicle.
The driver did not stop to render aid and fled the scene. The homeless man sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Information about the vehicle and the suspect’s appearance is not available at the moment.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Statistics
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is actively searching for the hit-and-run driver. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident or the suspect are urged to contact the LAPD at 877-LAPD-247.
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.
Seeking the assistance of an experienced Los Angeles wrongful death attorney specializing in hit-and-run accidents is vital when facing cases like this. Attorneys will analyze all the possible factors, including road conditions, signage visibility, and road lighting, to effectively solve the case during the independent investigation.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Hit-and-Run Accidents in Los Angeles
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.
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