[11-19-2020] Los Angeles, CA – Pedestrian Injured After a Hit-and-Run Accident in San Fernando

An 80-year-old woman identified as Hildeliza Rios was seriously hurt after getting struck by a hit-and-run motorist in San Fernando on Thursday morning, November 19. 

[11-19-2020] Los Angeles, CA - Pedestrian Injured After a Hit-and-Run Accident in San Fernando-minThe accident transpired at around 10:30 a.m. in the intersection of North Maclay Avenue and 8th Street in San Fernando. 

Local authorities responded to a 911 call regarding a hit-and-run accident and found the victim on the site complaining of back and leg pain. 

The victim sustained moderate injuries from the accident. She was rushed to an area hospital for treatment. 

Witnesses in the area claim that the victim was struck by a navy blue Chevrolet crew cab pickup. 

The driver of the pickup did not stop to render aid and fled the scene. He is described to be a white male wearing a tan shirt at the time of the accident. 

Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident Investigations is Underway 

Local authorities are currently investigating the case. They will attempt to determine the factors that affected the accident. Witnesses that can give additional information about the accident are urged to contact the San Fernando Police’s Detective Bureau at 818-898-1256.

Fleeing the scene after an accident is a crime in itself. Sadly, 11 percent of all crashes involve a hit-and-run driver. There are several reasons why hit-and-run drivers flee the scene. They might be intoxicated or impaired by drugs, face legal difficulties, be uninsured, or be illegal aliens. 

Pedestrians currently make up a large percentage of traffic fatalities in the past 33 years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have increased by 27 percent from 2007-2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14 percent. Some common reasons for pedestrian accidents are negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.

When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Los Angeles County personal injury attorney specializing in fatal pedestrian accidents to conduct an independent investigation.  Attorneys are capable of assisting their clients throughout the process. They will also re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records. 

I WAS IN AN ACCIDENT

Los Angeles Personal Injury Claim for Victims of Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents 

It can be quite challenging to deal with injuries caused by hit-and-run accidents as it can disrupt all aspects of life, such as family, work, and finances. 

Pending the official investigation results, the victims are entitled to pursue a personal injury claim with their attorney’s assistance. The victims can demand financial compensation for their medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and pain and suffering through the personal injury claim. 

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