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San Pedro: Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

Posted on Jul 05, 2011

Shortly after 2 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, July 3rd, a 34-year-old male pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. The accident occurred near the intersection of Pacific Avenue and 14th Street. The man was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. Witnesses described the vehicle as a white Ford F-150 pickup truck with either a gold or silver stripe, explains a California personal injury lawyer

San Pedro accounted for 7,008 of the fatal and injury motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians that occurred in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. That year, there were 6,264 fatal and injury hit-and-run accidents. Throughout the state, 563 pedestrians were killed, a 9.2 percent decrease from the previous year.

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 last Sunday morning.

The Los Angeles Times originally reported this accident.

Additional information, including links to pedestrian advocacy groups and articles on pursuing an injury or wrongful death claim, is available to the public free of charge.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to discuss a specific legal matter with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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