Woman Dead in Hit-and-Run Crash In North Hills
One unidentified woman was the victim of a hit-and-run collision involving 4 vehicles on Tuesday morning.
The tragic accident occurred on October 5th in the North Hills area of San Fernando Valley.
At around 5:30 a.m., the vehicles collided on West Nordhoff Street in the 16500 block.
According to reports, the fatal crash was set off by the driver of a stolen black Range Rover.
The driver was reportedly speeding southbound on Hayvenhurst Avenue when they ran a red light.
As a result, the Range Rover collided with a Honda Civic and two additional unspecified vehicles.
Two people were trapped inside of the Honda Civic and the female driver unfortunately died at the scene.
The male passenger was rushed to the hospital with major injuries and is in critical condition.
An additional involved driver sustained injuries, however their condition is unknown.
Hit-and-run collisions account for almost 6 deaths per day and there is at least one per minute in the U.S.
Statistics from 2019 show that 846 people were killed in crashes that involved running a red light and about 143,000 people were injured.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.