Deadly Pedestrian Accident on Sierra Highway
A hit-and-run pedestrian accident claimed the life of 21-year-old Alfredo Leon in Palmdale Sunday morning.
Per reports, the incident took place just before 3 a.m. on April 10th.
A southbound BMW was traveling on Sierra Highway when it struck Leon.
The involved driver also fled the scene and did not provide aid to the victim.
First responders unfortunately pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Any witnesses are urged to contact the Palmdale Station’s Traffic Department at 661-272-2400.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Alfredo Leon.
According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. In addition, 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists.
There was also a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.