Los Angeles: Hit-and-Run Driver Struck, Killed Pedestrian Tracy Louis Walker
Posted on Dec 27, 2012
Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed 50-year-old pedestrian Tracy Louis Walker in Los Angeles. The driver of an older model, dark colored Lexus struck Walker as he traversed a crosswalk at the intersection of Western Avenue and Vernon Avenue. Paramedics transported him to an area hospital, where he later succumbed to the trauma he suffered. Authorities are investigating the accident and have asked that witnesses, or anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of the driver or vehicle, call the South Traffic Division, Detective Section at 323-421-2500 during weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Those calling after hours and weekends may contact South Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 213-485-7336.
“In the absence of the driver responsible for the fatal accident, the family of the victim may have no one to hold liable for their loss,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis, “which is why it is important for law enforcement to apprehend hit-and-run drivers.”
Throughout Los Angeles County, 4,962 pedestrians where killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. The OTS ranked Los Angeles 2nd out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury pedestrian accidents in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst. Hit-and-run was a factor in 5,962 of the fatal and injury collisions in the county, which also ranked 2nd for its annual number of such accidents.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Tracy Louis Walker, the pedestrian who was struck and killed.
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