Santa Monica: Female Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident
Posted on Jul 17, 2012
In the early morning hours of Monday, July 16th, a 30-year-old female pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Santa Monica. While traveling westbound on Wilshire Boulevard in a car that has been described as a charcoal gray or black Toyota sedan, the driver struck the woman as she traversed a crosswalk at 21st Street and then fled the scene. Witnesses, or anyone with information about this accident, are asked to call Investigators Chris Dawson or Jason Olson at 310-458-8954.
“Fleeing the scene of an accident is not only illegal but can also have devastating consequences for the victim or the family of the victim, as there is no one to hold accountable for the injury or loss,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
In 2010, 94 pedestrians were killed or injured in traffic accidents that occurred in Santa Monica, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS compares the fatal and injury collision statistics for cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Santa Monica ranked 1st out of 103 cities for pedestrian safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the female pedestrian who was killed in the hit-and-run accident.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Santa Monica accident.
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