Shortly before 9 p.m. on Monday, February 11, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a tow truck driver in Malibu. While traveling eastbound on Pacific Coast Highway, the 44-year-old female driver of a silver car hit the man as he helped the driver of a disabled vehicle and then fled the scene. She slammed into a parked vehicle about two miles east of the first accident. Emergency responders transported her to an area hospital to receive treatment for head injuries. Authorities are investigating whether or not drugs and alcohol contributed to the crash.
“Once the driver responsible for a fatal hit-and-run accident has been apprehended, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim in order to hold the driver liable for their loss,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Malibu accounted for 6 of the 568 fatalities and 190 of the 71,866 injuries suffered in traffic accidents that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Hit-and-run was a factor in 5,962 of the collisions that resulted in injury or death in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was struck and killed.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Malibu accident.
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