Police searching for hit-and-run driver in DTLA crash that sent woman to ICU
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 21, 2022) – Police sought the public’s help today to identify the driver of a DTLA hit-and-run who left a 46-year-old woman severely injured in downtown Los Angeles.
The woman was crossing San Pedro Street near East Ninth Street at about 7:55 p.m. on Sept. 8 when a vehicle struck her and fled the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Paramedics were called to the scene and took the woman to a hospital with severe injuries.
Police described the suspect vehicle as possibly being a 2007 to 2011.
Lincoln Town Car with a white-colored top and gold-colored bottom panels, but no further description of the driver was available.
LAPD officers also posted a graphic video on its Twitter page of the accident and slow-motion movement of the car for identification.
Anyone with information on the hit-and-run was asked to contact LAPD Detective Daniel Ramirez at 213-833-3713. Calls made during non-business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877 527-3247.
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.
[via City News Service]
Liability In DTLA 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 DTLA Hit-and-Run of a Pedestrian
We at Accident News Now extend our concern and well wishes to the woman who was tragically injured in this hit-and-run crash. 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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