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On Friday, January 10, 2020, a 15-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident. While his name has yet to be released to the public, a report from the local authorities confirm that the teenager was struck around 3 p.m. while crossing the intersection at Paramount Boulevard and Slauson Avenue.
Witnesses claim that after the collision, the box truck responsible for the collision surged down Slauson Avenue, but wasn’t fast enough to escape. His license plate number was recorded and a person of interest was also detained. The accused hit-and-run driver’s identity has not been revealed.
Hit-and-run accidents are taken very seriously in the state of California, especially when they end the life of a child. An estimated 682,000 hit-and-run deaths occurred over the past 10 years. Typically, California treats hit-and-run accidents as misdemeanors. After a first offense, guilty parties can be charged heavy fines and jailed for up to six months. However, additional charges may be added based on the amount of negligence and damage caused by the driver.
West Coast Trial Lawyers offers our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. Hit-run-accidents took the lives of 54 Los Angeles residents last year. Presently, local authorities and citizens alike aim to reduce that number through programs such as Vision Zero. Our law firm has over 60 years of experience protecting personal injury victims and has won over $1 billion in compensation for our clients. Our personal firm is committed to helping all victims of hit-and-run cases and we can help you with your medical bills.
If you have sustained injuries in the city of Los Angeles or surrounding areas such as a result of an accident, a personal injury attorney at our firm can help you recover financial compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, loss of consortium, emotional distress and pain and suffering. We have offices in Glendale, Bakersfield, Irvine, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Riverside, Pasadena, San Bernardino, Woodland Hills, and Solana Beach. Our offices specialize in: