Fatal Van Nuys Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident
49-year-old Enrique Aponte has been ID’d as the man who was hit and killed by a vehicle Sunday morning.
The fatal pedestrian accident occurred on Sepulveda Boulevard at 4:10 a.m. on February 27th.
The homeless man was reportedly walking outside a marked crosswalk when a southbound vehicle struck him.
Sadly, he died at the scene.
The involved driver also failed to stop after impact and left the scene.
At this time there is no information on the involved driver or their vehicle.
Witnesses are urged to contact the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division at 818-644-8114.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Enrique Aponte.
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.