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Los Angeles, CA (January 11, 2020) – A 50-year-old man is dead and a woman was arrested following a pedestrian crash in Los Angeles. The crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Towne Avenue near Syracuse Drive.
According to reports, 67-year-old Helen Scheulplein was driving a car on Towne Avenue when she struck James Radzik. Radzik was walking in the roadway at the time of the accident. Scheuplein fled the scene following the crash.
Rescue workers arrived on scene and Radzik was pronounced dead from his injuries. Police located Scheulplein the following day. After an investigation, she was taken to jail on several charges, including DUI and vehicular manslaughter. No further details are available.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family of James Radzik.
Fatal pedestrian crashes are, unfortunately, common occurrences in our state. These crashes are reported each day, sometimes multiple times per day.
In many cases, the fatal crash will be the fault of the driver involved. As we see in this tragic incident, alcohol can play a role in a pedestrian accident. When a pedestrian is killed due to the negligence of a motorist, the pedestrian’s family may be entitled to bring a claim under the wrongful death law of our state. This law allows the next-of-kin to file a lawsuit and recover for certain damages caused by their loss, including funeral and medical bills and the loss of companionship. A California wrongful death action has strict deadlines for filing. These cases are very complicated and should only be handled by a skilled and experienced California wrongful death attorney.
At The May Firm, we are here for you even in the most difficult times. Our compassionate lawyers will seek justice in your case and ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. For your free consultation, please give us a call any time at (844) 629-3476.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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