A man was injured in a Los Angeles car accident when a car struck him as he crossed the street. According to a City News Service report, the pedestrian accident occurred at South Western Avenue and West 6th Street in Los Angeles early morning on April 12, 2011. The injured victim was left lying in the middle of the road after the driver left the scene of the crash. The search for the driver responsible for this accident is ongoing. No suspect or vehicle description is available at this time.
My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victim of this hit-and-run car accident. I wish him a complete and speedy recovery from his injuries.
Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 104 people were killed and 2,716 were injured in Los Angeles pedestrian accidents. During that same year, there were 214 fatalities and 4,985 injuries reported involving Los Angeles County pedestrian accidents.
Based on this news report, the driver struck the victim and left him lying on the roadway without any care or medical attention. The law requires all motorists to not only stop and remain at the scene of a car accident, but also to get help for the injured victim. Prompt medical attention in such cases can make the difference between life and death. However, this driver made a conscious choice to abandon the injured victim. Appalling!
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 certainly hope authorities are soon able to apprehend this hit-and-run driver and bring him or her to justice. If you have any information about this accident, please visit our web site, www.hitandrunreward.com. Our site allows witnesses to provide an anonymous tip and become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.
Injured victims of Los Angeles hit-and-run accidents may pursue financial compensation for the injuries suffered whether or not the at-fault driver is found. If the hit-and-run driver is arrested, he or she may be held liable for the crash. A knowledgeable Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will be able to better advise car accident victims about how their car insurance policy applies to an incident where the hit-and-run driver is never found or in a case where the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.
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