An unidentified woman was killed after getting struck by a hit-and-run driver in Long Beach on Tuesday night, January 5.
The accident occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Market Street in Long Beach. The victim was walking in a crosswalk at the intersection when an unspecified southbound vehicle suddenly struck her.
The driver did not stop to render aid and fled the scene, and they were reportedly driving at high speeds.
Unfortunately, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Local authorities are currently pursuing the hit-and-run driver. They are looking for a red sedan with significant front-end damage.
Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the case. Witnesses that can provide additional information about the accident are urged to call police detectives at 562-570-7355 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
It is apparent in this case that the liability falls on the hit-and-run driver for leaving the victim wounded and fleeing the scene. The suspect will most likely face criminal charges once caught.
Unfortunately, around one in five pedestrian accidents are caused by hit-and-run drivers. Sixty percent of people killed in hit-and-run accidents 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.
When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Los Angeles County wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal pedestrian hit-and-run accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. They can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Hit-and-Run Crashes
It can be quite devastating and stressful for the victim’s family to lose a loved one from a deadly hit-and-run accident suddenly. It may leave them vulnerable to manipulation and bad decisions.
Pursuing a wrongful death claim with the assistance of their attorney is highly encouraged. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of income and companionship, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the fatal accident has caused them.
Our attorneys from Arash Law are here to help you no matter what your case is. Our attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure they are compensated fairly. You may visit our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego for any inquiries and concerns.