Woman killed by SUV in West Hollywood
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA (July 12, 2022) – A woman was hit by an SUV and killed today in West Hollywood, authorities said.
The woman was fatally injured at about 12:30 a.m. at Sunset Boulevard and Hammond Street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Information on her identity was not immediately available.
The man driving the SUV remained at the scene and was interviewed by authorities, the sheriff’s department said.
According to the preliminary investigation, the woman was crossing the street against a red traffic signal when she was struck, the department reported.
via City News Service
Liability In West Hollywood 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 West Hollywood Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman slain in this case. 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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