Hector Castro Hirales killed by hit-and-run driver in South Los Angeles

Posted: May 16, 2022

SOUTH LOS ANGELES, CA (May 13, 2022) – Video surfaced online of Hector Castro Hirales, a 75-year-old man, being struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on April 27. 

Around 9:15 p.m. on Trinity Street and 41st Place, a small silver SUV turned left into Hirales as he was crossing the street. The driver made no effort to stop and help Hirales, and instead sped off as shown in surveillance video.

Hirales was taken to the hospital where he unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. 

There is currently a reward of $50,000 for any information leading to the suspect. 

Mr. Hirales was a grandfather to 10, and a great grandfather to two. His family are pleading with anyone who has additional information regarding the death of their loved one to come forward and aid the police. 

Liability In 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:

  • 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 Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Hector Castro Hirales. 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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