Jogger killed in hit-and-run near Pico-Union

Posted: May 17, 2022

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 6, 2022) – An unidentified man was killed in a hit-and-run when he was struck by a driver in a white sedan and sent flying into a bus. 

LAPD said around 10:10 p.m. Thursday night, a man was hit by a white sedan on Vermont Avenue and Pico Boulevard. The impact from the collision threw the man into the street, where he was hit by a bus. 

The driver of the white sedan fled the scene, but the bus driver remained and cooperated with the police’s investigation. 

The victim’s name is being withheld until his family is notified. 

Our sympathies go out to the family of the victim in this case, and if anyone has information about the accident, they are encouraged to call the LAPD’s West Traffic detectives at (213) 473-0234.

Liability In Los Angeles Hit-And-Run 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 care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians, especially at night when visibility is low. The family of any victim that has 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 Hit-And-Run Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.

 

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