On Tuesday, January 5th, a hit-and-run incident was reported to have occurred in Long Beach. Long Beach Police Department was the lead investigator of the case. The incident happened just after 8:00 p.m. between Atlantic Avenue and Market Street. A female pedestrian was found at the scene, fatally injured. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver immediately fled the scene when the vehicle hit the pedestrian and did not stop to offer aid. Eyewitnesses described the vehicle as a red sedan with a badly damaged front side. The driver seemed to have been driving above the speed limits when they hit the pedestrian, who was standing on a crosswalk. Authorities are still investigating the crash and looking into what may have caused the incident.
When Can A Hit-and-Run Victim File A Personal Injury Claim?
Hit-and-run crashes are very prevalent in the United States. At least 600,000 of them will happen each year. If you are a hit-and-run victim, you may have already given up on the idea of filing a claim against the at-fault driver. However, you shouldn’t give up so easily. Remember, in California, the statute of limitations for a crash can last up to two years, and thus it is possible to start a claim when the person responsible for your hit-and-run incident is arrested. You may also have other legal options available at your disposal. To know more about what legal action you may have as a hit-and-run victim, call us today at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation with one of our experienced car crash attorneys, available 24/7.
Source: Long Beach Local News