Roscoe Farrish Critically Injured In Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Collision By The Intersection of North Mission Road and Superior Court
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (November 22, 2022) – A pedestrian identified as Roscoe Farrish was injured in a Los Angeles hit-and-run collision by North Mission Road and Superior Court.
Los Angeles County officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:30 a.m. on October 28. Roscoe Farrish was hit by a driver that proceeded to flee the scene of the collision.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Roscoe Farrish was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Los Angeles County Pedestrian Accidents
Los Angeles County has one of the highest instances of pedestrian collisions across California. According to the LAist, “In 2019, 134 people were killed by drivers while walking in Los Angeles. That’s about one death every two-and-a-half days. In fact, pedestrian deaths increased from 87 in 2014 — or nearly 55% over 5 years. Hundreds more pedestrians are injured by drivers each year.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a hit-and-run collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver intoxication
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to avoid pedestrians. It is illegal for any driver to flee the scene of a collision that results in bodily injury or death. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 20001, the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in bodily injury or death must remain at the scene and exchange insurance information with the affected parties. Drivers that flee the scene of a collision may face criminal and civil liability for their actions. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any hit-and-run collision.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Fragments of the fleeing vehicle should be examined.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
Many accident victims may not realize the full extent of their injuries for several weeks or months after a collision. Any person that is injured in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A pedestrian accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Los Angeles County Pedestrian Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to Roscoe Farrish as he continues to recover. 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.
Do you need more information about a Los Angeles County hit-and-run accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.