South Los Angeles: Diane Dupree Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident
Posted on Oct 13, 2014
At about 9:40 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014, 56-year-old Diane Dupree was killed in a hit-and-run accident in South Los Angeles, reported the Los Angeles Times. A northbound motorist struck Dupree as she crossed the street near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and 63rd Street and then fled the scene. A surveillance camera caught part of the fatal accident. Witnesses, or anyone with information about this hit-and-run accident, are asked to call the LAPD at 213-485-4164. Those who would like to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
Pedestrians accounted for 171 of the 542 people who were killed in traffic accidents in Los Angeles County in 2011, according to the most recently published California Highway Patrol crash data. That year, 4,850 of the 72,056 people who were injured in accidents in the county were pedestrians. Hit-and-run accidents seriously or fatally injured 5,893 people. Los Angeles ranked the third worst in the state for pedestrian accidents and the 2nd worst for hit-and-run accidents.
Once the driver responsible for a fatal hit-and-run accident has been apprehended, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim in order to obtain compensation for their loss. For more information, 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 Diane Dupree.