Pedestrian Killed in Westwood Hit-and-Run Crash

Deadly Pedestrian Accident on 405 Freeway

Investigators are working to determine liability regarding a pedestrian accident in Westwood Monday night. 

A 66-year-old man was reportedly struck on the freeway shoulder around 10:30 p.m. on April 11th.

The vehicle hit the man near Santa Monica Boulevard for unknown reasons. 

Unfortunately, despite life-saving efforts, the man was declared dead at the scene. 

It was also reported that the involved driver fled the scene. 

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.

According to statistics, there was 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. 

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. 

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.