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85-year-old pedestrian killed by hit-and-run motorist

85-year-old pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver while crossing street

BALDWIN HILLS, CA (JULY 14, 2023): An 85-year-old male pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle today while crossing Santa Rosalia Drive in Baldwin Hills with his adult grandson, who was also injured. According to authorities, a dark-colored vehicle was traveling at high speed in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood when it struck the two men. Paramedics arrived at the scene at around 9 p.m. Thursday evening.

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The elderly man was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His grandson is reported to be in stable condition. Their identities remain unknown pending notification of relatives.

The city of Los Angeles has offered a standing $50,000 reward for those with any information regarding a fatal hit-and-run accident. Anyone with information regarding this fatal tragedy is encouraged to report to Los Angeles authorities.

Liability In San Diego 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:

  • Speeding
  • 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 San Diego Pedestrian Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this collision. 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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