Woman Identified in Fatal Pedestrian Accident
A 27-year-old woman ID’d as ShawnKel Washington was fatally struck by a vehicle in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The incident took place on July 2nd at the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Wilton Place.
The vehicle struck Washington inside of a crosswalk for unknown reasons.
Sadly, the woman suffered severe injuries and died as a result.
It was also reported that the driver fled the scene after the accident.
An active investigation remains underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of ShanKel Washington.
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.
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.