Three men were injured in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a City News Service report, the hit-and-run accident occurred in a parking lot near 11th and Hill streets in Los Angeles, the early morning of August 7, 2011. The three men were walking in the parking lot when a gray Audi A-4 struck them. The victims of this pedestrian accident suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Audi left the scene without stopping to help the injured victims. Officials are still looking for that hit-and-run driver and vehicle.
My thoughts and prayers are with the three victims of this hit-and-run car accident. I wish them the very best for a complete and speedy recovery. It is indeed fortunate that their injuries were not critical.
Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 82 people were killed and 2,630 were injured in Los Angeles pedestrian accidents. During that same year, 179 fatalities and 4,918 injuries occurred involving Los Angeles County pedestrian accidents.
Based on news reports, the driver who caused this crash and injured the pedestrians left the scene without stopping to help the injured victims. Not only is leaving the scene of an injury car accident an inhumane and irresponsible act, 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.”
Officials are searching for the driver and the gray Audi A-4 involved in this crash. If you have any information about this accident, the driver, or the vehicle, 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.
Victims of hit-and-run accidents may pursue financial compensation for the injuries they have suffered whether or not the authorities locate the at-fault driver. In such cases, injured victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization, physical therapy, and other damages. 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.