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Long Beach, CA (October 19, 2019) – A pedestrian was killed following a hit-and-run crash in Long Beach on Thursday, October 17th. The incident was reported around 8:40 p.m. at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Cowles Street.
The Long Beach Police Department was called to the crash scene to investigate. According to reports, a 59-year-old man from Long Beach was crossing Magnolia Avenue when he was struck by a 1998 Honda Civic that was traveling southbound. The driver of the Honda left the scene after crashing into the pedestrian.
Police later located the hit-and-run suspect and identified him as Ethen Hazelton, a 23-year-old man from Long Beach. Hazelton was arrested and charged with hit-and-run.
The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. Police have not released any further information.
Our condolences are with the family of the deceased victim at this time.
There are about 3,000 reported fatal accidents in California each year. A large number of these crashes will involve drivers who leave the scene following the accident. Hit-and-run accidents remain very common in our state as drivers will frequently flee a crash scene in an effort to avoid responsibility for their negligence.
A hit-and-run accident can leave a victim’s family feeling frustrated and hopeless. When the driver is located, they will face both civil and criminal liability for their actions. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a hit-and-run, it is important to obtain skilled and experienced legal representation as soon as possible. Obtaining compensation in these cases can be tricky and will require a competent California car accident attorney to assist you.
At The May Firm, we have handled numerous hit-and-run cases for our clients and have successfully recovered on their behalf. We will stand up for your rights during this difficult time. For your free consultation and case evaluation, please give us a call any time at (844) 629-3476.
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