Playa Del Rey, CA – Woman Struck & Killed in Hit-and-Run at Pershing Dr & Manchester Ave

Playa Del Rey, CA (February 13, 2020) – Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department stated that a woman, identified as 48-year-old Patricia Anne O’Donnell was struck and killed by a motor vehicle in Playa Del Rey. The fatal accident happened at around 1:16 a.m. on Thursday, February 13th, at the intersection of Pershing Drive and Manchester Avenue.

According to authorities, O’Donnell had just exited a local business with a friend when she struck by a black Audi 5 that immediately fled the area afterward. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

Police later located the Audi 5 and its driver, 45-year-old Patrick Finkelstein, of Santa Monica. He was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Patricia Anne O’Donnell at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California

Between the years of 2012 and 2016, fatal pedestrian accidents in California were determined to have surged by approximately 32.8 percent, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Such collisions are so-often fatal due to the utter defenselessness of victims alongside the reckless or blatantly criminal actions of seriously negligent drivers. While it is irrefutably difficult to suffer the sudden loss of a family member, it is also important for bereaved families to safeguard their rights in the moments after an unexpected accident.

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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