A pedestrian was critically injured in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a City News Service report, the major injury collision occurred on Victory Boulevard near Fulton Avenue the night of March 31, 2011. Officials say a dark colored sedan was heading west on Victory Boulevard when it struck a man who was walking on the street. Officials are still looking into whether the man was attempting to cross the street or walking along the side of the roadway. He was apparently a few feet away from the crosswalk. The driver left the scene. No further description of the suspect or vehicle is available. Anyone with information about this accident is asked to contact LAPD at 818-644-8000.
My heart goes out to the critically injured victim of this hit-and-run car accident, who is apparently fighting for his life. I pray that he makes it through these injuries and goes on to make a complete recovery. He and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) 104 people died and 2,716 were injured in pedestrian accidents in Los Angeles. Also, countywide, pedestrian accidents claimed 214 lives and injured 4,985 people during the same year.
Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident
Based on this news report, the dark colored sedan struck the pedestrian. The driver did not even stop to look at what happened. He or she simply sped away from the scene leaving the severely injured victim lying on the roadway. Despicable! Not only is leaving the scene of an injury crash an inhumane and heartless act, but it is also against 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.”
If you have any information about this incident, the driver or the suspect vehicle, please visit our dedicated hit-and-run website at www.hitandrunreward.com to find out how you can leave an anonymous tip and become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward. This website is a part of our effort to partner with the community and hold these hit-and-run drivers accountable.
Protecting Victims’ Rights
The sad reality of hit-and-run crashes is that victims are left holding costly bills. Victims and their families face expenses such as medical bills, lost wages and hospital costs. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will stay on top of the official investigation and make sure that victims’ legal rights and best interests are protected. A skilled car accident lawyer will also be able to advise victims about how their car insurance policy might apply to an incident where the hit-and-run driver is never identified, or, in a case where the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.
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