A bizarre Los Angeles fatal hit-and-run incident occurred recently, and the Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys law firm is urging people with tips about the event to help.
According to information from the LA Times report, on January 19, near the 105 freeway on Crenshaw Boulevard, a pedestrian was hit by a gray or white minivan. The driver of the minivan fled the scene and the victim, who was still sprawled out on the ground, was then hit by a second driver who also fled the scene. A woman came to the attention of the victim and was hit by a third driver who promptly stopped and came to her aid. Angry bystanders proceeded to assault and rob the third driver until he managed to drive away in his car.
A reward of $1,000 is offered to anyone who can submit anonymous information about this hit-and-run incident through the Hit-and-Run Reward Program website or hotline (800-6-Hit-N-Run). Supported by Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys personal injury law firm and the anonymous crime reporting service, WeTip, the Hit-and-Run Reward program allows people who have information about hit-and-run accidents to share their information confidentially and aid the finding and conviction of criminals who flee the scenes of crimes.
“Like any hit-and-run traffic collision, the behavior of these two drivers is not only illegal — it’s morally reprehensible,” said John Bisnar, founder of Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys. “Apart from the unlikely chance these two drivers will actually turn in themselves, the best way to bring them to justice and get them off our streets is through information provided by witnesses. That’s why it’s extremely important for witnesses to report whatever information they have.”
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that hit-and-run car accidents make up 18 percent of all pedestrian deaths in recent years, and that in 2006, close to 950 U.S. pedestrians were killed in hit-and-run crashes. The Hit-and-Run Reward Program works with the hopes of decreasing these statistics by lowering the likelihood that people can commit hit-and-runs successfully.