Harbor Gateway hit-and-run leaves woman dead
HARBOR GATEWAY, CA (May 12, 2022) – Police are looking for a suspect in a hit-and-run collision that killed one woman.
The 30-year-old woman, who remains unidentified, was walking northbound on Carson Avenue near Denker Street when she was struck by a driver who might have been in a white BMW according to police.
The accident occurred around 10:20 p.m. and the driver made no effort to help the victim and instead fled the scene.
Los Angeles Fire Department officials transported the woman to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Anyone who might have information on the accident is encouraged to call the LAPD’s South Traffic Division at (323) 421-2500.
Liability In Harbor Gateway Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision 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 wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Harbor Gateway Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman in this case. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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