April 03, 2023
Hollywood, CA – One Dead, Two Hurt in Hit-and-Run Crash Involving Tesla
Hollywood, CA (April 3, 2023) – Police in Hollywood were dispatched to the scene of a deadly hit-and-run accident on Monday morning, April 3rd. The crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Roxbury Road near West Hollywood.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, fourth people were riding in a Tesla when the car left the road and crashed into a lamp post and a tree before coming to rest on a restaurant patio. The Tesla caught fire after the collision. The driver of the Tesla got out of the vehicle and fled the scene on foot, leaving the other occupants trapped inside.
One person died as a result of the crash. A male and a female, both in their 30s, were transported to a hospital in unknown condition. No one involved in the accident has been identified at this time.
The road was closed for several hours to allow police to investigate the crash. There is no further word on the whereabouts of the driver.
No additional information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families and victims who were affected by this hit-and-run crash in Hollywood.
Fatal Car Accidents in Los Angeles
In a given year, there are between 50,000 to 60,000 reported car accidents in Los Angeles. About 15 to 20 percent of these accidents involve hit-and-run drivers. As we all likely know, hit-and-run crashes tend to be very serious in nature. In 2022, more than 300 people were killed in crashes on the roadways of Los Angeles. While it is unclear how many of these victims were involved in a hit-and-run accident, it is safe to say that hit-and-run collisions are contributing to the problem of serious car accidents in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, we have also seen an increase in deadly accidents in the city in recent years, despite the existence of Vision Zero, an initiative aimed at reducing and eliminating the number of traffic fatalities in Los Angeles.
Being the victim of a Los Angeles car accident can mean that your life is affected in many different ways. Sadly, the most impactful event is the loss of a family member due to a crash. There is nothing more devastating than to lose your loved one in an accident, especially if the crash was someone else’s fault. In cases where the collision leads to serious injuries, your injuries can affect your ability to perform even basic daily tasks, thus worsening your quality of life.
Here at Madison Law Group, we know the feeling of anxiety and overwhelming emotions that come with a sudden and unexpected tragedy. Our team of Los Angeles wrongful death lawyers can help when you have lost a family member or have been seriously hurt due to someone else’s negligence. We have helped hundreds of victims in similar situations, and we would be honored to help you as well.
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