Jadelynn Kwok and Michael Fiorillo killed in accident on 91 freeway
COMPTON, CA (April 30, 2022) – 18-year-old Jadelynn Kwok and her boyfriend 24-year-old Michael Fiorillo were killed in a car accident on the 91 freeway by a hit-and-run driver.
The hit-and-run accident took place on the 91 freeway near Compton on Saturday around 12:30 a.m.
The California Highway Patrol said that the suspect in the hit-and-run struck Kwok and Fiorillo was driving a Honda when it crashed into the victims’ car near Acacia Avenue. Authorities say that the suspect got out of his car, picked up his or her belongings, and fled the scene.
The suspect is still on the run while police are investigating the case.
Liability In Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
Los Angeles County has one of the highest instances of hit-and-run collisions in the United States. The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are totally preventable. This is especially true with respect to back-up collisions. There are a number of steps that drivers can take in order to prevent back-up accidents including:
- Drivers should check over their shoulder and rear-view mirror before backing up.
- Drivers should check their rear-view camera which is now standard for new vehicles.
- Drivers should get out of their car if they are unable to see what’s behind them.
Drivers that flee the scene of car accidents will typically be held liable through a criminal claim. The family of any victim that died in a hit-and-run collision may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. A wrongful death attorney can examine the specific facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the families of Jadelynn Kwok and Michael Fiorillo. Anyone that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. The driver that caused this accident should do the right thing and turn themselves into police.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Los Angeles? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the support and information that they deserve. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.