Male Pedestrian Killed at Venice Boulevard and Brenta Place
Police are in search of a male hit-and-run suspect described as tall, thin and about 20-years-old with dark blonde hair. He is also between 5’4 and 5’10.
The man was driving a Range Rover in Los Angeles last Friday when he hit and killed a pedestrian around 12:20 a.m.
The accident occurred on January 21st at Venice Boulevard and Brenta Place.
According to reports, the male pedestrian was standing between the 1 and 2 lanes within the westbound side of Venice Boulevard when the driver struck him.
The victim was also run over by the man after being hit.
Paramedics and firefighters arrived to find the man lying unresponsive and soon declared him dead.
The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of kin.
Additionally, authorities shut down the area for a period of time for investigation purposes.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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 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.