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Los Angeles, CA (October 3, 2019) – A pedestrian suffered critical injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle on Wednesday morning, October 3rd. The auto-pedestrian collision occurred on West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at the intersection with South Budlong Avenue in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the driver of an unspecified vehicle made a left-hand turn and struck the victim at around 6:00 a.m. The driver immediately fled the area after the collision but a witness followed them and police were able to make an arrest.
Emergency medical crews arrived at the accident site where they transported the injured pedestrian to an area hospital for treatment. The victim is listed in critical condition.
The incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
According to reports, a pedestrian is struck and killed by a motor vehicle approximately every two hours. Pedestrian accidents in California have been reported to make up 11% of all motor vehicle accident deaths in the state. These unfavorable statistics are commonly due to the extreme vulnerability of the victim at the time of impact, which leaves pedestrians at a higher risk of suffering serious or even fatal injuries.
Deadly accidents can occur at any time, resulting in not only the pain and suffering of losing a family member but the burden of extremely high expenses as well. While it may be difficult, it is terribly important for bereaved family members to understand that they may likely have substantial rights at this time.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.
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