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North Hollywood: Ofelia Salazar Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident


Posted on Oct 20, 2014

At about 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014, 48-year-old Ofelia Salazar was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident in North Hollywood, reported the Los Angeles Times. A northbound white Mercedes-Benz hit Salazar as she pushed a shopping cart in the 7300 block of Lankershim Boulevard. She died at the scene. Authorities are searching for the driver and have asked that anyone with information about the accident contact Valley Traffic Division detectives at 818-644-8033. 

 

Throughout Los Angeles County, 72,593 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in 2011, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current crash data. Pedestrians accounted for 5,021 of the victims. Hit-and-run was a factor in 5,893 of the fatal and injury accidents that occurred in the county that year. The OTS ranked Los Angeles the 9th worst for traffic accidents, the 3rd worst for pedestrian accidents, and the 2nd worst for hit-and-run accidents.

 

Once the driver responsible for a deadly hit-and-run crash has been arrested, the victim’s family may hold him or her civilly liable for their loss. To learn more about the wrongful death claims process, 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 Ofelia Salazar. 

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