UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in South Los Angeles in Green Meadows neighborhood
48-year-old Tony Hernandez was tragically killed in the Green Meadows neighborhood of Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 28, 2022) – A man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in the Green Meadows area of south Los Angeles, authorities said today.
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The crash occurred art 10:22 p.m. Sunday at 89th Street and Central Avenue, according to a dispatcher at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center.
The 40- to 50-year-old man was walking westbound across Central Avenue when a northbound vehicle struck him and kept going, she said.
The pedestrian died at the scene, she said.
Anyone who might have more information on this case is encouraged to reach out to police.
This story is still developing and we will update it with more details as they become available to us.
UPDATE 11/29/2022: Authorities have identified Tony Hernandez, a 48-year-old, as the victim of the accident in Green Meadows in South Los Angeles on Sunday. Our thoughts go out to the friends and family of Mr. Hernandez during this very difficult time.
Liability In Green Meadows 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 A Green Meadows Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Tony Hernandez. 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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