North Hollywood: Pedestrian Milton Marquez Killed in Street Race Crash
Posted on Aug 01, 2014
At about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 17-year-old pedestrian Milton Marquez was killed in a suspected street race crash in North Hollywood. Marquez was crossing the street in the 7000 block of N. Whitsett Avenue with his brother, Daniel Menjibar, when the SUV, possibly a Cadillac Escalade, struck him as it was passing other vehicles in a two-way left turn lane and fled. Marquez died at the scene. Anyone with information about the accident or the whereabouts of the driver is urged to call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
Nationwide, traffic accidents claimed the lives of 4,743 pedestrians and caused injury to another 76,000 in 2012, according to the most current collision statistics available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On average, one pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every 7 minutes. Pedestrian deaths accounted for 14 percent of all traffic-related fatalities. Pedestrians aged 16 to 20 accounted for 8 percent of the deaths that year.
Locating the driver responsible for a fatal accident can prove crucial to the ability of the family of the victim to seek justice through the civil claims process. To learn more about pursuing a wrongful death claim after a hit-and-run accident, 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 Milton Marquez.