Kemberly Arrue, 6, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in the LA Weekly, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred on West 49th Place near Figueroa Street in Los Angeles the night of May 3, 2011. Police say Kemberly ran into the street chasing a ball when a black SUV with tinted windows struck her. The young victim of this hit-and-run accident died upon arrival at the hospital. Officials are still looking for the hit-and-run driver. Officials say the black SUV should have both front end and headlight damage as a result of the collision.
My deepest condolences goes out to the family of Kemberly Arrue following this tragic hit-and-run car accident. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
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.
California Hit-and-run law
The law requires motorists to remain at the scene of an injury car accident, regardless of who was at fault. There is no question that the driver in this case should have stopped immediately and rendered aid to the critically injured child. What kind of a person strikes a child and then leaves her lying on the roadway without care or attention? 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 the driver in this case will be quickly apprehended and brought to justice. If you have any information about this accident, please visit our web site at www.hitandrunreward.com. Our site allows witnesses to provide an anonymous tip, and also become eligible to receive a $1,000 reward.
In such cases, families of deceased hit-and-run victims 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 attorney will also advise families about how their own car insurance policy applies to a hit-and-run incident where the driver is never identified, or to an incident where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured.
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