Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident in Boyle Heights

Police are searching for a hit-and-run suspect that killed a pedestrian in Boyle Heights Saturday night. 

58-year-old Francisco Rosas Garcia was crossing at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Esperanza on April 2nd.

The driver of a Ford Fusion struck the man around 10 p.m. and reportedly fled the scene. 

Sadly, Garcia suffered major blunt force trauma and died at the scene.

Those with information are advised to contact LAPD at 213-833-3746.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Francisco Rosas Garcia.

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.

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 also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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