Elderly woman killed in hit-and-run in South Los Angeles on Central Avenue
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 2, 2022) – An elderly 89-year-old woman was killed in the South Los Angeles area after being struck by a vehicle, and authorities today sought the public’s help to find the motorist.
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The woman was struck about 11:10 p.m. Thursday at Central Avenue south of 108th Street and died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Information on her identity was not immediately available. The vehicle was described only as a dark, early model, medium-size Chevrolet.
A standing reward of up to $50,000 has been offered by the city of Los Angeles for information that helps solve a fatal hit-and-run.
Anyone with information regarding the elderly woman killed in this hit-and-run in South Los Angeles was urged to call the LAPD South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500. Tipsters may also call 877-LAPD-247, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS; or use the website to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Liability In South Los Angeles 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 the Elderly Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run in South Los Angeles
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman tragically 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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