May 03, 2023

Los Angeles, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run on 1st St. at Westmoreland Ave.


Los Angeles, CA (May 3, 2023) –¬†Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating following a hit-and-run crash in the Koreatown neighborhood early Tuesday morning. The accident took place just after 5:00 a.m. at the intersection of 1st Street and Westmoreland Avenue.

According to a report from detectives, a silver 2005 Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound on 1st Street when the driver struck a female pedestrian as she was walking in the roadway. The driver of the Nissan fled the scene before police could arrive. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the woman to a local hospital, where she died as a result of her injuries. There is no description of the suspect available at this time.

Police are still looking into the accident, and there is no word on any specific charges. No additional information is available.

We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family in the aftermath of this deadly pedestrian accident in Los Angeles.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California

In 2020, a total of 986 pedestrians were killed in California pedestrian accidents. This was by far the highest number in the country, although 10 other states were ahead of California in terms of per capita pedestrian deaths. In addition to these fatal collisions, thousands more victims were hurt. A pedestrian accident is likely to leave motorists with serious injuries that can impact the lives of many people, including not only the victim but also their family members and loved ones.

When you have been affected by a California pedestrian accident, you likely have questions about where to turn next. During this time, your emotions are running high as you struggle to become accustomed to your current circumstances. Fortunately, there is help available. Under California law, the pedestrian or their family can bring a claim against the driver who caused the accident. These claims include a lawsuit to recover compensation for damages caused by the crash.

At Madison Law Group, we are here to help when you or a loved one have been affected by a pedestrian crash in Southern California. From our office in Los Angeles, we assist victims throughout LA County. You can turn to us during your time of need. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for our clients. We have dedicated our legal practice to serving injured victims, and we are fully aware of the steps that need to be taken to help you get the compensation that you deserve. There is no doubt that the crash was a serious event, however, it does not have to define you forever.

We are standing by now to take your call. We offer a free consultation for all potential clients. When we meet with you, we will go over every aspect of your case and help to point you in the right direction. Your time to act could be limited. To schedule your appointment with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.