Pedestrian Killed In Los Angeles Hit-And-Run Car Accident By Pico Boulevard and Sepulveda Boulevard
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (October 16, 2019) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a hit-and-run accident by the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Sepulveda Boulevard.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 6:20 a.m. An older model box truck hit the pedestrian and then kept going.
That driver is currently being pursued by police. Paramedics rushed to the the scene in order to help the victim.
Despite life-saving measures the victim died due to their injuries.
Liability In Box Truck Accidents
Box truck drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. It is a felony to flee the scene of a car 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.” The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been involved 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 and that those rights are being protected. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.