A male pedestrian who was critically injured in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver, has died from his injuries, City News Service reports. Los Angeles police officials say the accident occurred early morning on July 15, 2011, when a white van heading east on Florence Avenue, near Main Street, in South Los Angeles hit a pedestrian on the roadway. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he underwent surgery. But he was pronounced dead shortly afterward. The white van and its driver fled the scene of the crash. Officials are still looking for the hit-and-run suspect.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family members and friends of this deceased hit-and-run car accident victim. Please keep his grieving family in your thoughts and prayers.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 104 fatalities and 2,716 injuries occurred involving pedestrian accidents in the city of Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 214 people died and 4,985 were injured in pedestrian accidents, during the same year.
Leaving the Scene of a Crash
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the white van not only struck and critically injured the pedestrian, but also left the scene of the accident without waiting for authorities or helping the injured victim, as required by the law. California Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a) states: “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident.”
Leaving the scene of an injury car accident is an inhumane, irresponsible and immoral act. What kind of a person hits and injures another human being and then leaves him lying on the roadway? I trust officials are looking for this driver. If you have any information, please visit our web site at www.hitandrunreward.com to find out how you can offer an anonymous tip and become instantly eligible for a $1,000 reward. Let us join together and ensure hit-and-run drivers are held accountable!
Protecting Victims’ Rights
Families of deceased hit-and-run victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also be able to determine whether a dangerous roadway caused or contributed to the incident. If that was the case, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway could also be held liable. Please remember that any personal injury or wrongful death claim against a California governmental agency must be filed within 180 days of the incident.
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