Hit-And-Run In Panorama City Claims The Life Of One Pedestrian
On November 16, 2019, a hit-and-run driver fatally struck one pedestrian in Panorama City. Today, police are asking for help from the community to help track the driver involved in this crash.
According to KTLA-5, this accident occurred around 5:30AM between the intersection of Nordhoff Street and Tobias Avenue. Allegedly, a motorist hit a female pedestrian who was traveling on the designated crosswalk.
When first-responders arrived on the scene, the crash victim had already died from her injuries. Police believe the driver involved in this accident took off immediately after the crash.
Residents of Panorama City say this isn’t the first time they’ve heard about a fatal crash along Nordhoff Street. In the wake of this tragedy, locals urge lawmakers to look into making meaningful infrastructure changes in the area.
Not much is known about what car was involved in this accident, but LAPD is scouring the area for clues. Anyone with info on this fatal crash should contact the police using the number 877-ASK-LAPD.
Hit-And-Runs At Epidemic Levels, AAA Report Suggests
A shocking new study out of AAA found the number of hit-and-run crashes in America is at all-time highs. It’s now estimated there have been over 680,000 hit-and-runs between 2006—2016.
From 2009 till 2016, AAA researchers found that the number of hit-and-run collisions increased by over 7 percent each year. In 2016 alone, almost 2,050 people were killed in hit-and-runs.
Although California wasn’t the worst state on AAA’s record, cities like Los Angeles don’t fare particularly well. Recently released stats found that 54 LA residents were killed in hit-and-runs in 2015—a huge uptick from 27 deaths the year prior.
To learn more about California’s legal policies surrounding hit-and-run crashes, be sure to read through California Vehicle Code §20001 on this link.