At about 6:40 a.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, a truck struck three pedestrians, killing one and injuring two others, reported the Los Angeles Times. The truck collided with another vehicle and then hopped the curb at the northeast corner of Beverly Boulevard and Normandie Avenue, where it hit the three pedestrians. The driver of the truck fled the scene on foot. The LAPD’s Central Traffic Division used witness reports to create an alert with the driver’s description but have yet to release it.
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 5,021 pedestrians in Los Angeles County in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current crash data. Los Angeles ranked the 3rd worst out of 58 California counties for its incidence of fatal and injury pedestrian accidents. Throughout the state, pedestrian fatalities decreased 3.9 percent from 633 in 2011 to 612 in 2012.
After a hit-and-run accident, apprehending the driver can prove crucial to the ability of the victims or their families to seek justice through the civil claims process. To learn more, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the pedestrian who was killed in this accident. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the two pedestrians who were injured.
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