Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a driver who struck and fatally injured 48-year-old Arturo Garcia in Pico Rivera, and left the scene of the crash. According to a KTLA news report, Garcia was killed the night of June 14th when a car struck him as he crossed the street in the area of Washington and Paramount boulevards. The surveillance video released by the department shows a sedan rapidly approaching the victim as he crossed the street.
Ongoing Hit-and-Run Investigation
Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the scene to find Garcia lying in the roadway. He was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Several people ran to the man’s aid after the crash. Officials are hoping someone might have captured the license plate of the hit-and-run vehicle. Police say it might have been a dark-colored Honda Civic.
Garcia’s family found out about the death when a family member spoke to the sheriff’s Pico Rivera station after the victim did not show up for work the following morning. Officials said the family “is devastated” and that the victim’s daughter is urging witnesses to come forward with the information. Anyone with information about this fatal hit-and-run is asked to contact Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department officials at 562-949-2421. The investigation is ongoing.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members of Arturo Garcia for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Justice for Victims’ Families
California law requires drivers to stop immediately and remain at the scene of an injury or fatal crash. California Vehicle Code 20001 (a) states that drivers must also exchange pertinent information with other parties involved in the collision and most importantly, get help for the injured victim or victims. In these types of cases, getting prompt medical attention could make the difference between life and death.
Families of deceased hit-and-run victims struggle emotionally as they cope with the grief of losing a loved one suddenly and unexpectedly. They also often struggle financially as they deal with possible medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and not having the income of the deceased.
In such cases, families would be well advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles hit and run lawyer who will stay on top of the official investigation and help ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will be able to advise them regarding the best methods to seek maximum compensation for their tremendous losses.