South Los Angeles: Halloween Hit-and-Run Left Child Seriously Injured
James E. Ballidis
At around 6:30 on Halloween night, a red Toyota struck a mother and her 3-year-old child while they were crossing 77th Street near Stanford Avenue in South Los Angeles. The driver fled the scene of the accident, which occurred outside of a crosswalk. The child was critically injured and remained in the hospital with her mother on Monday. Police are asking witnesses, or anyone with information, to call detectives at (213) 485-7336, explains a California pedestrian accident attorney.
In most situations, drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians whether they are traversing the street within or outside of a designated crosswalk. If the driver of a motor vehicle strikes a pedestrian and flees the scene of the accident, the pedestrian may still have the ability to be compensated for his or her injuries. In such cases, the pedestrian has the right to make a claim on the uninsured motorist coverage of his or her automobile insurance policy.
Unfortunately, Halloween night is extremely dangerous for pedestrians: children are four times more likely to be killed in a pedestrian traffic accident between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on that night than any other night of the year.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the child seriously injured on Sunday and her mother a full recovery.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this South Los Angeles hit-and-run accident.
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