Miguel Aquino Quihua, 34, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident, which police say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred the early morning of July 3, 2011 in San Pedro. Quihua was on his way to help a friend who had been drinking, when a white Ford F-150 pickup truck hit him. The victim passed away from his injuries at a local hospital. Officials are searching for the suspect vehicle, which has been described as white Ford F-150 pickup truck with large tires and a gold or silver stripe running across its body. Anyone with information about this fatal hit-and-run car accident is urged to call the authorities.
My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Miguel Aquino Quihua following this tragic hit-and-run car accident. Please keep this grieving family in your thoughts and prayers.
Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 104 people were killed and 2,716 were injured in Los Angeles pedestrian accidents. During that same year, 214 fatalities and 4,984 injuries occurred as a result of Los Angeles County pedestrian accidents.
Leaving the Scene of an Injury Crash
Based on this news report, Quihua was about to assist a friend who was inebriated, when this hit-and-run driver struck him. It is not clear where Quihua was when he was hit. But, the driver who hit him should have stopped right away, waited for authorities to arrive and obtained assistance for the critically injured man, as required by 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.”
However, in this case, the driver made a conscious choice to flee the scene of a fatal crash, leaving the victim lying on the roadway. Appalling! If you have any information about the driver or the white Ford pickup involved in this crash, please visit our web site, www.hitandrunreward.com. Our site allows witnesses to provide an anonymous tip and also become eligible to receive a $1000 reward.
Victims’ Claim for Compensation
The family of a victim killed in a hit-and-run accident 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 skilled car accident attorney will also inform injured victims or their families about how their own car insurance policy might apply to a hit-and-run where the driver has not been identified, or to an incident where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.
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