It is a sad reality that fatal pedestrian-auto collisions are quite common in America. Los Angeles, as the second-largest city in the country, obviously sees its fair share of these tragic accidents. A recent report detailed one incident that was made even worse by the fact that it was a hit-and-run.
According to the report, a woman in her 40s was struck and killed near the intersection of Central Avenue and 84th Place in the early morning hours of August 2. The reports indicate that not only was the woman struck by a vehicle – she was also dragged approximately three blocks. The woman died at the scene.
Unfortunately, the reports state that there was no description of the vehicle and driver involved. The collision occurred late at night, and it is currently unclear if there were any witnesses to the collision or if any closed-circuit surveillance cameras may have been in the area to assist law enforcement officials with their investigation.
When these types of collisions occur, the family of the victim will be looking for answers. When it comes to attempting to recover financial compensation related to the collision, a wrongful death lawsuit may be one option. However, to pursue such a case, the driver of the vehicle would need to be identified. Fortunately, if the driver is identified, there will likely be a criminal case to pursue as well. If your loved one was killed by a hit and run driver, you should contact an attorney to discuss your case.