Los Angeles, CA – Update: Authorities Identify Man Struck & Killed in Echo Park

Los Angeles, CA (December 20, 2019) – Authorities have now released the identity of the man who was struck and killed by a motor vehicle in Echo Park on Thursday, December 19th. Jose Vaquero-Gonzalez lost his life in the hit-and-run that took place on Sunset Boulevard at Douglas Street at around 5:20 a.m.

According to officials, Vaquero-Gonzalez was attempting to catch a bus to work when he was hit by a vehicle described as a dark blue Hyundai or Honda with tinted windows. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department stated that Vaquero-Gonzalez was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police continue to search for the vehicle involved as part of their investigation into the incident.

We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jose Vaquero-Gonzalez at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles

Experts who have collected nationwide data found that a pedestrian is struck and killed by a vehicle approximately every two hours. Additionally, pedestrian accidents in California were reported to make up 11 percent of all traffic accident-related fatalities across the state. Unfortunately, deaths following these types of accidents are common as they are frequently caused by reckless drivers, and the victim is generally helpless at the time of impact.

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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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California.  Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice.  The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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