Man Killed in Winnetka Hit-and-Run Accident
The Los Angeles Police Department reported a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Winnetka Saturday night.
It was at 9:35 p.m. when 42-year-old Michael Kigozi was struck by a vehicle.
The North Hills Resident was hit within the 7600 block of North Winnetka Avenue on May 14th.
Gevorg George Gevorgyan, 30, was the involved driver who fled the scene after the crash.
He returned to the same location later that night and was arrested.
The accident remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Michael Kigozi.
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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.