James E. Ballidis
At about 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13th, 14-year-old Calvin Charles was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Paramount. The Dominguez High School student was crossing at the intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Hunsacker Avenue when he was struck by a small, white pickup truck. The driver did not stop to administer aid to the teenager. Authorities are investigating and have asked that anyone with information concerning the accident call 562-623-3500. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call 800-222-8477, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
Paramount accounted for none of the 177 fatalities and 17 of the 5,215 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents throughout Los Angeles County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of counties with similar populations, ranking those with the poorest records the highest, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Los Angeles County placed 3rd out of 58 counties for pedestrian safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Calvin Charles, the student who was killed by the hit-and-run driver.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Paramount pedestrian accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, such as links to pedestrian advocacy groups and articles on pedestrian rights and the injury and wrongful death claims process are available to the public free of charge.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
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