A man was killed in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver on the 10 Freeway. According to a CBS News report, the fatal car accident occurred the night of February 18, 2010 in the westbound 10 Freeway in West Covina near Azusa Avenue. The victim, a West Covina resident, died at the scene. Police are still searching for two suspects who California Highway Patrol officials say, fled the scene of the crash.
I offer my deepest condolences to everybody who knew and loved this man. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers during their time of grief.
Car Accident Statistics
According to CHP’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), five fatalities and 500 injuries involving car accidents were reported in West Covina. In Los Angeles County as a whole, 667 fatalities and 52,229 injuries were reported as a result of car accidents in 2008.
Hit-and-Run Laws in California
California Vehicle Code section 20001 (a) states: “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident.” All motorists who become involved in a collision are required to immediately stop at the scene. Failure to do so may result in a hit-and-run misdemeanor or felony charge.
Getting the Help of an Experienced Injury Lawyer
In such cases, injured victims or their families would be well-advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney who will stay on top of the official investigation and ensure that the victims’ legal rights are protected. A skilled California car accident lawyer will also be able to tell victims how their car insurance policy applies to a hit-and-run accident or an accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation to injured victims and their families.
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