A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Wednesday, December 23rd in California Heights. Long Beach Police Department and Long Beach Fire Department were the first responders at the scene. The accident happened on East Wardlow Road at about 10:30 p.m. The pedestrian, which was found to be female of yet to be determined age, was crossing the road outside of the crosswalk when she was hit by a 2007 Mercedes heading east. She was severely injured and was sent to the nearest hospital for treatment where she died on arrival. The driver was found to be a 65-year-old female. Police have ascertained that she was not driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and was not driving while distracted.
Can You File A Claim Against A Driver Who Wasn’t Arrested for Crash?
If you were a victim in a car accident where the driver wasn’t arrested for their actions, you may feel discouraged in even thinking of starting a claim against them. You need to know that a criminal conviction has no bearing on any civil action you can take against an at-fault driver. Thus, if you want to start a claim against them – do not hesitate to do so. If you need to consult an attorney first to seek their opinion on your car accident case, call us at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation, available 24/7.
Source: Long Beach Post