66-Year-Old Long Beach Man Dies in Westwood Crash
A hit-and-run pedestrian accident claimed the life of Scott Laughlin, 66, in Westwood on Monday night.
News reports included that the crash occurred at about 10:30 p.m. on April 11th on the 405 Freeway.
A vehicle struck Laughlin on the shoulder near Santa Monica Boulevard for unknown reasons.
Sadly, despite life-saving efforts, the man died at the scene.
The involved driver was traveling in a Toyota sedan and fled the scene following the incident.
Investigators are actively working to locate the suspect and piece together all the details of the crash.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Scott Laughlin.
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.