East LA Pedestrian Crash Leaves 60-Year-Old Man Dead
A hit-and-run pedestrian accident left a homeless man dead in East LA last Thursday.
60-year-old Alberto Northrup was struck by a Chevrolet Malibu at 11:18 p.m.
The incident took place on Whittier Boulevard on September 1st.
A witness reportedly followed the suspect that fled on Garfield Avenue and the driver was eventually arrested.
She has been identified as Lilibeth Cindy Gonzalez, 35.
An active investigation remains underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Alberto Northrup.
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.