Since Los Angeles is a city that often requires people to use their vehicles to get back and forth and many people decide to avoid that by riding a bicycle or walking, there are often auto accidents between cars and pedestrians. The vulnerability of pedestrians is inherent. When hit by a car, they can suffer a litany of injuries and even lose their lives. To make the situation worse, many drivers will decide that they will flee rather than make sure the person who was hurt gets the help needed. This makes it a hit and run. After these accidents those who were hurt or lost a loved one should remember their rights and protect themselves by finding legal help.
Two separate fatal hit and run accidents occurred not far from each other. One happened in the early-morning hours shortly before 4 a.m. A man, 61, was crossing the street in the crosswalk when he was hit by a car. He was on the ground when he was hit again by a Chevrolet Traverse. The first vehicle fled. The driver of the Chevy stayed at the scene. The man was declared dead at the site of the accident. Two days earlier around a mile away, a woman who was also 61 was hit by more than one vehicle and those vehicles fled. She also died. Law enforcement is seeking the hit and run drivers and has offered a reward.
Being in an auto accident can cause serious injuries and death in general. If those involved were pedestrians, the likelihood is that they will suffer serious harm and long-term damage. That can include head trauma, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and more. Often, they are injured so seriously that the damage is fatal. It is difficult enough when a loved one is killed in an auto accident, but when it is a hit and run, it shows a lack of care and responsibility that warrants criminal charges and other penalties. To recover compensation and be shielded as the investigation moves forward, those who lost a loved one in a pedestrian crash should have legal advice.
Pedestrian accidents are a growing problem across the nation and two people in the same general area died in hit and run collisions. They were both hit by more than one vehicle. For people who have been hurt or lost a loved one in pedestrian-car accidents, legal help can be useful to recover compensation for medical costs, lost income, lost companionship and wrongful death.