Hit-and-Run driver flees scene; victim found laying on ground
According to a recent article from NBC Los Angeles, there was a fatal hit-and-run car crash that took place in Long Beach at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Bort Street.
As mentioned in the article, the accident took place at about 1:20 a.m. at the intersection of Bort Street when authorities responded to the call.
A driver of a 2000 Ford Expedition had struck a bicyclist in Long Beach, and attempted to flee the scene afterwards. The victim’s friend, another cyclist, attempted to grab onto the vehicle’s running boards, said the article, but was killed after being thrown off into the intersection.
Authorities stated that the victim was identified as a 51-year-old male from Los Angeles, and was part of a bicycle club that was dedicated to improving the community.
Furthermore, officials believe they found the SUV abandoned near Long Beach Boulevard and West Adams Street later.
Currently, this crash remains under investigation as evidence is collected and authorities work to locate the suspected hit-and-run driver. Further details will be given in a report update.
Our firm is deeply saddened by news of this hit-and-run car accident, and will continue to keep the victims as well as their families in our prayers and thoughts.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. Our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys deal with many of these types of car accidents and realize the sensitivity and respect required to navigate these complex issues. Call The May Firm today at 1-844-MAYFIRM for a free consultation and see how our family can help yours through these difficult times.