Pedestrian Critically Injured In Koreatown Hit-And-Run Accident By 5th Street and Western Avenue In Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (October 15, 2019) – A pedestrian was critically injured in a car accident that took place by 5th Street and Western Avenue.
Los Angeles police are saying that the accident took place around 4:50 p.m. in Koreatown. For reasons that remain under investigation a pedestrian was hit by vehicle.
The driver of that car fled the scene and is currently being pursued by police. An investigation into the cause of the car accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Nearly 4,000 pedestrians are killed every year in car accidents. It has been estimated that 94% of these accidents involve some amount of human error. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.” Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
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