Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash Reported in Walnut Creek
The woman who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Walnut Creek has been ID’d as Chung Thu Le.
The incident took place around 7 in the evening on Saturday, October 1st as she was crossing North California Boulevard.
Le was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries where she sadly died.
Authorities are still in search of the involved driver who fled the scene.
Those with information may contact police at 925-943-5844.
An active investigation remains underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Chung Thu Le.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.