On October 22, 2018, one man in West Carson was seriously injured in a hit-and-run crash.
According to My News LA, this crash happened at 3AM between Vermont Avenue and 223rd Street. Allegedly, a female driver behind the wheel of a dark green car hit this man and then kept driving.
Thankfully, first-responders were able to transport the victim to a local hospital for treatment. Doctors believe the injured pedestrian will survive his injuries.
Local police are still searching for the driver involved in this crash. Anyone with further information is urged to call the LA County Sheriff’s Department in Carson at (310) 830-1123.
How Common Are Hit-And-Runs In Los Angeles
A new AAA report has found that hit-and-run crashes are at all-time highs across America. Unfortunately, these types of crashes aren’t uncommon in LA County.
Investigators at NBC-4 recently discovered there’s at least one hit-and-run approximately every 18 minutes in LA. Amazingly, about 50 percent of all crashes in LA County are hit-and-runs.
Pedestrians and bicyclists are far more likely to die in hit-and-runs compared with other motorists. AAA found that about 65 percent of all people killed in hit-and-runs were in either of these two groups.
To learn more about how California handles hit-and-run cases, please read through California Vehicle Code (CVC) §20002 and §20003. California’s DMV also put together a useful article detailing the responsibilities of drivers involved in collisions on this link.
Call a Lawyer After a Hit and Run
Oftentimes insurers will try to force you into settling for less than you deserve, especially if the police aren’t able to catch the driver involved in your hit-and-run. Just because authorities haven’t found the negligent driver, however, doesn’t mean you can’t claim damages.
There are plenty of attorneys in LA, some of which explain hit and run accidents on their sites better than we can or are able to here.
If you’ve been injured in a hit and run, be sure to find an attorney who will provide you with a free consultation and select one that you mesh well with.
Only a licensed attorney can provide you with legal advice. Nothing here is actual legal advice.