A 52-year-old man was killed in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver, the night of July 15, 2011. According to a City News Service report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Saticoy Street and Jordan Avenue in Canoga Park. Officials have described the vehicle involved in the crash as fitted with a camper shell and either a light-colored Dodge Durango or a Toyota Tacoma. The victim of this hit-and-run accident died at a local hospital shortly after the incident. An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with more information as to the whereabouts of the driver or about this hit-and-run collision is encouraged to call the police at 818-644-8010 or 877-LAPD-24-7.
My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of the man killed in this tragic hit-and-run car accident. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
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 4,985 injuries occurred as a result of Los Angeles County pedestrian accidents.
Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Crashes
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver in this case not only struck the pedestrian, but also left the scene without stopping for authorities or helping the pedestrian. Not only is it inhumane and irresponsible to leave the scene of an injury crash, but it is also illegal. 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.”
I trust the authorities will soon be able to track down the driver responsible for this terrible accident and hold him or her responsible. If you have any information about this accident, please visit our web site, www.hitandrunreward.com. Our site allows witnesses to provide an anonymous tip and become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.
The family of a victim killed in a hit-and-run car accident may seek financial compensation for their losses, whether or not the authorities are able to arrest the at-fault driver. Families of deceased car accident 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 the negligent parties are held liable. A skilled accident lawyer will also inform families about how their own car insurance policy applies to an incident where the hit-and-run driver is not identified, or when the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.
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