February 05, 2023
Van Nuys, CA – Peter Escalante Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Oxnard St.
Van Nuys, CA (February 5, 2023) – The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for a suspect following a deadly hit-and-run pedestrian crash on Friday, February 3rd. The crash happened just after 10:00 p.m. on Oxnard Street.
According to an official report, 55-year-old Peter Escalante of Van Nuys was walking on Oxnard Street when he was hit by a dark-colored vehicle at approximately 10:15 p.m. The Los Angeles Fire Department and paramedics rushed to the scene and administered medical treatment to Escalante. Ultimately, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene. The driver of the dark-colored vehicle fled the area before police could arrive. There is no further description of the vehicle or the suspect at this time. No additional vehicles or individuals were involved in the accident.
Police are still investigating at this time. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.
No further information has been released at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Peter Escalante following this deadly Van Nuys pedestrian accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Van Nuys
Pedestrian accidents claim the lives of hundreds of victims in Los Angeles county every year. These crashes are often among the most serious types of accidents that we see on our local roadways. A pedestrian is offered no protection from the impact of the crash. In most cases, the victim is at the mercy of the driver whose negligence caused the accident. Drivers may be distracted, impaired, or speeding at the time of the crash, and any of these factors can play a role in the accident.
If you or a family member have been affected by a pedestrian crash in Los Angeles County, you should seek the experience of a skilled attorney as soon as possible. Pedestrian accidents often have no witnesses, and it can be difficult to piece together exactly how the crash occurred. With the help of an attorney and an experienced attorney, you can present a compelling case that will help you to achieve the justice that you deserve in your case. Before you speak with the insurance adjuster or anyone else about the crash, please contact a lawyer for help.
At Madison Law Group, we are here to assist you. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience helping injured victims. We use this experience to help you get the best outcome in your case. We will work tirelessly to make sure that your future is secured following a sudden and unexpected tragedy. Although things may seem bleak at this time, we can help you get back on your feet again and get you the compensation that is needed to help with your expenses.
Our team is standing by to take your call at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your time to meet with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Van Nuys, please reach out to us using the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.