Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Incident Claims Life of Pedestrian [Los Angeles, CA]

Los Angeles, CA (APR. 28, 2024)- In the early hours of Sunday morning, a tragic Los Angeles hit-and-run incident claimed the life of a 65-year-old man in the Harvard Heights area. 

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) reported that the crash occurred at approximately 1:50 a.m. on Western Avenue, just south of Washington Boulevard and north of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway.

Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Incident Claims Life of Pedestrian
The north of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway showing a marked crosswalk where allegedly, the victim failed to cross on

The victim was crossing Western Avenue, heading east, when he was struck by a black pickup truck traveling southbound. Unfortunately, the pedestrian was outside a designated crosswalk at the time of the accident.

After the initial collision, it is believed that a second southbound vehicle may have struck the man while he lay on the road. Both drivers failed to stop at the scene, offer aid, or identify themselves as required by law.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The LAPD West Traffic Bureau detectives are actively investigating the case and seeking public assistance to identify the drivers involved in the incident.

They urge anyone with information about the crash to contact them at 213-473-0234 during business hours. 

Outside of regular hours and on weekends, tips can be directed to 877-527-3247. Anonymous information can also be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or online at lacrimestoppers.org.

Such a tragic event highlights the need for drivers to remain vigilant and obey traffic laws, especially in high-traffic areas. It also serves as a reminder of the importance of driver accountability and the duty to provide aid in the aftermath of a collision.

The LAPD is urging the public to come forward with any information that may help bring the responsible parties to justice and provide closure to the victim’s loved ones.

Our law firm extends our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim who are mourning the loss of their loved one.

It’s important to have experienced wrongful death lawyers on your side when losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident. Call us at 1-888-965-3827 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by phone, text, and online chat.

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Source: My News LA

The Map showing the Washington Boulevard where a hit-and-run incident claimed the life of a 65-year-old man


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Kevin Crockett is an award-winning personal injury lawyer who understands the impact an accident can have on someone’s life. That’s why he aggressively fights for each of his clients.

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