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Los Angeles, CA (September 4, 2019) – A pedestrian, identified only as a 62-year-old man, was struck and killed by a motor vehicle on Monday night, September 2nd, in the El Sereno neighborhood of Los Angeles. The incident was reported to have taken place at the intersection of Huntington Drive and Topaz Street at around 8:40 p.m.
The police were dispatched to the scene in the 4500 block of Huntington Drive North where the victim was struck while crossing the street at the above-named intersection. The driver of a vehicle, described as a white colored car, was traveling east when they struck the victim who was in the crosswalk at the time, according to authorities.
Paramedics accompanied fire officials at the scene where they found the victim down in the roadway. The critically injured man was rushed to a nearby hospital but tragically succumbed to his injuries a short time later. Police are searching for the driver who did not remain at the scene.
The investigation into this incident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
On average, a pedestrian is reported to be struck and killed by a motor vehicle approximately every two hours. Pedestrian accidents in California have been reported to make up 11% of all motor vehicle accident deaths in the state. These detrimental statistics are often due to the absolute vulnerability of the victim at the time of a collision, which leaves pedestrians are at a higher risk of suffering serious or even fatal injuries.
Deadly accidents can occur at any time, resulting in not only the pain and suffering of losing a family member but the burden of extremely high expenses as well. While it may be difficult, it is terribly important for bereaved family members to understand that they may likely have substantial rights at this time.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
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