Pedestrian Died In Koreatown Car Accident With Hit-And-Run Driver By The Intersection of Western Avenue by Wilshire Boulevard
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (January 1, 2022) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a Koreatown hit-and-run car accident near the intersection of Western Avenue by Wilshire Boulevard.
Los Angeles County officials are saying that the accident took place around 1:30 a.m. on December 29. A man was walking in the area when he was hit by a vehicle.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, he died following the collision.
Police are still searching for the driver that fled the scene.
Liability For Los Angeles Car Accidents
California has one of the highest instances of hit-and-run collisions. According to Value Penguin, “California experienced the largest share of fatal hit-and-runs in this period. The number of Golden State crashes accounted for 17% of the U.S. total, with 2,948 crashes causing 3,056 deaths.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a hit-and-run collision.
- Inclement weather
- Distracted driving
- Poor road conditions
It is illegal to flee the scene of any collision that results in bodily injury or death. The family of any person that is killed in a car accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Collision
We at TorkLaw extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian that died in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. The driver responsible for this crash should do the right thing and turn themselves in. It is never too late to do the right thing.
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