A woman was injured after she was struck by a driver while standing next to her vehicle in Tarzana.
According to a KTLA news report, the pedestrian accident occurred on the afternoon of July 15 near the intersection of Etiwanda Avenue and Ventura Boulevard.
LAPD officials said a four-door Chevy Spark was heading south on Etiwanda when it veered to the right side of the roadway and crashed into a vehicle and a pedestrian.
Ongoing LA Pedestrian Accident Hit-and-Run Investigation
The pedestrian was standing next to her car when the crash occurred. She suffered severe injuries, police said. The driver did not stop to help the victim or identify himself or herself. The vehicle was described as being gray and had a sticker on top of the front windshield. It may have damage to the right side.
Officials are offering a $25,000 reward for information in this case that leads to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to LAPD call Valley traffic detectives at 818-644-8032.
Leaving the Scene of a Crash
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the Chevy Spark was southbound when the vehicle veered off course and struck the woman who was standing near her vehicle. It is not clear what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. There are a number of questions here.
Was he or she under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs? Was the driver distracted or fatigued at the time? Did excessive speed or an unsafe rate of speed play a part in this crash? We trust investigators are looking into whether negligence or wrongdoing was a factor in this major injury crash.
Contacting an Experienced Hit and Run Lawyer
In such cases, injured hit-and-run victims are left with mounting medical bills and other significant and unforeseen expenses such as lost income. It can be extremely challenging for victims and their families to deal with financial and emotional, not to mention physical challenges, in these scenarios.
An experienced Los Angeles hit-and-run lawyer will be able to stay on top of the official investigation and make sure that the victims’ legal rights and best interests are protected. A knowledgeable pedestrian accident lawyer will also be able to advise victims about how their own auto insurance policy might apply to a hit-and-run collision or in a case where the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.