Pedestrian Killed In Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Car Accident Along Sunset Boulevard and Douglass Street
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (December 21, 2019) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a hit-and-run car accident near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Douglass Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 5:20 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a pedestrian was hit as they were crossing the street.
The driver did not stop to render aid and is currently being pursued by police. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.
Despite life-saving measures the victim later died due to their injuries.
Liability In Los Angeles Pedestrian Accidents
It is a felony to flee the scene of a car accident that results in bodily injury. According to California Vehicle Code 20001, “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 and shall fulfill the requirements of Sections 20003 and 20004.”
Drivers that choose to flee the scene of a car accident may face civil as well as criminal liability. The family of any victim that died may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Los Angeles Car Accident
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