41-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck by Two Vehicles in LA
The man who was hit and killed by two hit-and-run drivers on Monday has been ID’d as Rafael Cabrera, 41.
It was at about 10:10 p.m. on August 15th when the incident happened on Venice Boulevard in Mid-City, Los Angeles.
Cabrera, of Los Angeles, was walking outside of a crosswalk when an SUV hit him.
Without stopping, the SUV continued eastbound and fled the scene. It was also reported that a second SUV possibly hit the man.
Investigators are still working to piece together all of the details of the accident.
Witnesses may contact LAPD at 213-473-0234 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS with any helpful information.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rafael Cabrera.
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.