Florence: Hit-and-Run Driver Killed Child, Injured Woman
Posted on Jul 11, 2014
Shortly after 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014, a hit-and-run driver killed a child and injured a woman in the community of Florence, reported the Los Angeles Times. Two cars were stopped at an intersection in which the woman and child were crossing when a red car, described as either a Kia or a Honda, passed them and ran the red light, striking the two pedestrians. The car then turned the corner and its two occupants attempted to flee on foot. Witnesses caught the female passenger and held her until police arrived. Authorities are searching for the driver.
Los Angeles is the 3rd worst county in the state for pedestrian accidents, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The agency’s most current crash statistics indicate that 5,021 pedestrians lost their lives or were injured in traffic accidents in 2011. More than 800 of the victims were under the age of 15. Hit-and-run was a factor in 5,893 of the fatal and injury collisions that occurred in the county that year.
After a hit-and-run accident, apprehending the driver could prove crucial to the victims’ ability to seek justice through the criminal and the civil court system. To learn more about the rights of the victims of these types of accidents, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the boy who was killed in this accident. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the woman who was injured.