Edwin Vargas, 30, was killed in a Los Angeles car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to CBS Los Angeles, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred near Western Avenue and 84th Street in Los Angeles the night of June 18, 2011. Vargas was riding his motorcycle when a white Volkswagen Jetta struck him. Vargas suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the Jetta left the scene of the crash. Police officials are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed this fatal collision.
My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Edwin Vargas following this tragic hit-and-run car accident. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 42 people were killed and 1,289 were injured in Los Angeles motorcycle accidents. During that same year, there were 114 fatalities and 2,934 injuries reported as a result of Los Angeles County motorcycle accidents.
Based on this news report, Vargas was northbound on Western when he was hit by the Jetta that was traveling south on Western. The driver fled the scene without stopping to assist the victim or wait for authorities. Not only is leaving the scene of an injury crash inhumane, irresponsible and unethical, 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 certainly hope officials are soon able to locate this 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.
The family of a victim killed by a hit-and-run driver may pursue financial compensation by filing a wrongful death claim against the at-fault motorist. When the driver is not found, compensation may still be available through the uninsured/underinsured motorist clause of the victim’s own car insurance policy. Families of deceased 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.
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