Woman Killed In Sunset Boulevard Hit-And-Run Accident
James E. Ballidis
Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, November 11th, a 21-year-old woman was struck and killed while crossing Sunset Boulevard at Hammond Street in West Hollywood. Debris at the scene has lead police to believe that a dark-colored Bentley hit her while she was inside of a crosswalk. Authorities are investigating this hit-and-run accident, explains a California injury lawyer.
In the United States, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic collision every 2 hours and injured every 8 minutes. More pedestrians were killed or injured in Los Angeles County than in any other county in the state, with none of the 214 fatalities and 63 of the 4,985 injuries occurring in West Hollywood, according to the California Highway Patrol’s 2008 accident statistics.
Whether a pedestrian is using a crosswalk or not, a driver most yield the right-of-way to that person. If the driver does not and an accident ensues, the driver may be held liable for the medical bills and other expenses related to the injuries the pedestrian sustained. In the case of a hit-and-run accident, there is no driver to hold accountable, in which case the accident victim may make a claim on his or her uninsured motorist coverage.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer their condolences to the family of the woman tragically killed on Sunset Boulevard last night.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this accident.
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