Sherolyn Scott Died In Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Crash In Manchester Square
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (October 18, 2021) – A pedestrian identified as Sherolyn Scott has tragically died in a hit-and-run collision near the intersection of Normandie Avenue and 83rd Street.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 11:25 a.m. on Monday. For reasons that remain under investigation a car was involve in a minor collision and fled the scene.
That car then hit Sherolyn Scott as she was in a marked crosswalk. The car became disabled after the crash. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene.
Despite life-saving measures Sherolyn Scott died due to the severity of her injuries. Anyone that may have witnessed the crash should reach out to police.
Liability In Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
It is illegal to flee the scene of a car accident that results in bodily injury or death. According to California Vehicle Code 20001, “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and shall fulfill the requirements of Sections 20003 and 20004.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Dangerous left turns
The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are totally preventable and attributable to human error. The family of any victim that died in a collision may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sherolyn Scott. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.
This accident raises a number of safety concerns. Is there a history of collisions at this intersection? What was the driver doing before this crash? Could this accident have been prevented? The vast majority of pedestrian collisions can be prevented when drivers slow down and scan the road ahead of them.