Pedestrian Killed In Hollywood Hit-And-Run Accident By Highland Avenue and Wlloughby Avenue
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (October 19, 2019) – A man has tragically died in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident by the intersection of Highland Avenue and Willoughby Avenue.
Los Angeles police are saying that the accident took place around 3:00 a.m. A 29-year-old man was crossing the intersection when he was struck by a vehicle traveling north.
The driver that hit the victim took off and is currently being pursued by police. Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.
Despite life-saving measures he later died due to his injuries.
Liability In Los Angeles Pedestrian Accidents
It is a felony to flee the scene of an accident that results in bodily injury. 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.” Drivers that flee the scene of accidents may face criminal as well as civil liability. The family of any victim that died may have recourse through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.