Elderly Driver Killed in Hit and Run
Any life taken in an accident is a life taken too soon. One of the latest examples of this tragic truth is an 83-year-old driver that was killed in a hit and run accident on Monday, August 17th.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was driving along the 7100 block of Foothill Boulevard in the Tujunga neighborhood of Los Angeles around 1:45am that morning when a car going in the opposite direction struck him head-on.
Sadly, the victim was pronounced dead on the scene, as reported by the Los Angeles Police Department.
Witnesses saw the driver of the second car limp away from the scene shortly after the crash, making the accident a hit and run.
Justice will be served
Though the driver of the second car got away, he was apprehended shortly thereafter. Police conducted a search of the area and arrested three men they believe might be involved in the accident. One of the men admitted right away to being the driver of the car, though the exact details of what happened are still unclear.
LAPD Captain Brian Wendling addressed the accident and ensuing search, saying, “One person came out, surrendering, identifying himself as the driver. Two additional people were located, and we’re determining if they were in the car as well or if, in fact, one of them was the driver. We have to determine that at this point.”
Though the details are cloudy, we can rest assured that those responsible for the untimely death of the elderly victim will be brought to justice.
Other avenues of justice
The family of the victim can also pursue justice through a personal injury lawsuit. The experienced lawyers at Ellis Injury Law have a long track record of success in car accident cases, and we have won over $350 million for our personal injury clients. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today to speak with a knowledgeable car accident attorney in LA and to learn more about your legal rights to compensation.