A 92-year-old man was severely injured in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the injury pedestrian accident occurred the evening of February 27, 2011 at the intersection of Victory and Reseda boulevards. The vehicle, which struck the man, was described as a blue or black sedan. The driver fled the scene. The elderly man was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to this elderly man who is fighting for his life following this hit-and-run car accident. I pray that he gets through these injuries and makes a complete recovery.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 104 fatalities and 2,716 injuries involving pedestrian accidents in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, 214 people died and 4,985 were injured in pedestrian accidents during the same year.
Hit-and-Run Car Accident
Based on this news report, it appears that the man was crossing at the intersection when he was struck and injured. What kind of person strikes a 92-year-old man and leaves him lying on the street without care or medical attention? This motorist’s action of leaving the scene of the car accident was not only cruel, heartless and inhumane, but also illegal.
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.”
I truly hope that this hit-and-run driver is apprehended and brought to justice. If you witnessed this accident or have information about the suspect, please visit our dedicated hit-and-run web site, www.hitandrunreward.com to find out how you can offer an anonymous tip and become eligible for a $1,000 reward. This web site is our attempt to partner with the community and help police track down hit-and-run drivers.
Holding Wrongdoers Accountable
Victims of hit-and-run car accidents would be well-advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A skilled car accident lawyer will also be able to determine whether a dangerous roadway condition caused or contributed to the accident. If that was the case, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway can also be held liable. Please remember that any personal injury claim against a California public entity must be filed within 180 days of the accident or injury.
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