Fatal Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash Reported in Whittier
53-year-old Lorraine Naranjo fell victim to a hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Whittier Sunday night.
The incident took place at the intersection of Leffingwell Road and Corley Drive.
A Mercedes struck the woman in the roadway as she was crossing around 10 p.m. and fled the scene.
Sadly, Naranjo died at the scene despite life-saving efforts by paramedics.
Detectives are actively searching for the suspect. They also found the vehicle two miles from the scene abandoned.
An active investigation remains underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorraine Naranjo.
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.