On Monday, October 12th, 2020, a hit-and-run crash was reported to have taken place between the area of Topanga Canyon Road and Santa Suzanna Pass Road. The Los Angeles Police Department received information that the crash happened around 5:30 a.m. A male pedestrian was struck by the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. The pedestrian was crossing the intersection between the two roads when the vehicle struck him and fled from the scene. Although the vehicle fled the scene, eyewitnesses managed to identify it as a dark sedan. Authorities are urging the driver to turn themselves in.
What Legal Action Can A Pedestrian Car Accident Victim Take?
Just like any other car accident victims, a pedestrian is able to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance provider. And, if you are a pedestrian who lives in California, then your driver, if also from California, must have auto insurance. In the event that you are dealing with a driver who isn’t from California and does not have auto insurance, you should consider pursuing a claim against them directly. If you’d like to pursue this legal avenue, call us at (310) 888-0024 for a free initial consultation about your car accident case.