December 03, 2022

Los Angeles, CA – Woman Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver at 109th St & Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA - Woman Killed By Hit-and-Run Driver at 109th St & Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2022) – An 89-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident in the Watts section of Los Angeles on Thursday, December 1.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the incident occurred Thursday shortly after 11:00 p.m. in the vicinity of 109th Street and Central Avenue. The event was recorded on tape by surveillance cameras located just in front of a local market.

Police say that, as the woman attempted to cross the street, a dark-colored Chevrolet reportedly hit her. The motorist failed to stop. EMTs arrived shortly thereafter, but paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

Authorities are requesting anybody with knowledge of the suspect to contact police as they look for the driver. A current inquiry is still ongoing, and no further details have been provided at this time.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased woman.

Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles

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Unfortunately, the age of pedestrians also plays a role. Children and the elderly are more likely than other age groups to be involved in pedestrian accidents. In 2013, 21 percent of children under 14 killed in automobile accidents were pedestrians. Five percent of pedestrian fatalities and fifteen percent of pedestrian injuries included children. Meanwhile, senior pedestrians comprised 19{1370d1a44a2a36111fd8aac2ccbc5aad49bce4f615ec80e8124ffd285aa21fc2} of pedestrian fatalities and 10{1370d1a44a2a36111fd8aac2ccbc5aad49bce4f615ec80e8124ffd285aa21fc2} of pedestrian injuries.

A pedestrian has little chance of survival against a vehicle weighing several tons. And regardless of the underlying reason, you and your family will need the support of a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney in order to get the financial compensation necessary to continue living.

A Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer knows the applicable federal and state laws and how to navigate the system to get the compensation you deserve. If you opt not to pursue legal action or if you choose to represent yourself because you do not grasp the nuances of the law, you risk not receiving adequate financial care. Contact our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers promptly to arrange a consultation, even if you are not positive that the driver was at fault. Since it is free, you have nothing to lose and a great lot to gain.

Moreover, the staff at Madison Law Group has the extensive experience and abilities necessary to make a successful personal injury claim on your behalf. Please call our Los Angeles-area accident lawyers if you have any concerns or want further information. Contact our support staff at 310-201-7676 to immediately talk with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney.

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