Lawrence Harris Identified as Victim in Hit-and-Run
An Anaheim car crash claimed the life of 37-year-old Lawrence Harris on Sunday evening, August 29th.
The hit-and-run collision reportedly took place at Knott and Orange avenues.
According to reports, Harris was struck by another vehicle at the intersection whose driver ran a red light.
The driver who ran the red light has been ID’d as 30-year-old John Edward Angulo. Angulo also fled the scene on foot and did not stop to provide aid.
Harris was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.
At a later time, Angulo was found sleeping in another vehicle close to the scene of the crash. Authorities arrested him on gross vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run with a severe and permanent injury.
Investigators are working to determine any other factors that might have led to the collision.
Statistics from 2019 show that 846 people were killed in crashes that involved running a red light and about 143,000 people were injured.
- The average increase of hit-and-run collisions each year is 7.2%
- They account for 5% of all traffic fatalities
- 68% of those killed in hit-and-runs are bicyclists and pedestrians
- 737,100 hit-and-run collisions happened in 2015
- Since 2009, there has been a 60% increase in hit-and-run collisions
Overall, hit-and-run collisions account for almost 6 deaths per day and there is at least one per minute in the U.S.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.