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Crenshaw: Hit-and-Run Driver Struck, Killed Man

Posted on Aug 12, 2013

At about 1 a.m. on Monday, August 12, a 37-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run accident in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles. The accident occurred on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Nicolet Avenue. Wreckage left at the scene led police to believe that the vehicle involved in the collision was a 1999-2000 champagne-colored Land Rover Discovery. Authorities believe the Land Rover should have significant front-end damage. The hit-and-run accident is under investigation. 


“After a fatal hit-and-run accident, apprehending the driver can prove crucial to the ability of the family of the victim to pursue a wrongful death claim and be compensated for their loss,” explained California pedestrian accident lawyer James Ballidis. 


Throughout Los Angeles County, 198 pedestrians were killed and another 4,786 were injured in traffic accidents 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 fatal and injury accidents that occurred in the county that year. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of the state’s counties, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, starting with 1st place. That year, Los Angeles ranked 2nd for its incidence of hit-and-run accidents. 


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was killed in the hit-and-run accident in the Crenshaw District. 


The Los Angeles Times originally reported this hit-and-run accident.


Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on pedestrian rights and on the wrongful death claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office. 


If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California pedestrian accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

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