A hit-and-run incident was reported on Tuesday, January 5th in Florence. Los Angeles Police Department is the lead investigator of the case. The hit-and-run occurred between 61st Street and Broadway Street at about 10:00 p.m. A male pedestrian was crossing the street on the crosswalk when the vehicle struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was left with severe injuries and was transported to the nearest hospital. The driver of the vehicle immediately fled the scene, however, several eyewitnesses came forward. The vehicle was described as a four-door beige sedan and seems to have been a model between the years of 2000 and 2010. Authorities are offering a $25,000 reward to find the driver responsible for the accident.
Can Hit-and-Run Victims Start A Personal Injury Claim?
Just like any other car accident victims, a hit-and-run victim has every right to start a personal injury claim. However, a hit-and-run victim may not be able to do this until the driver responsible for the hit-and-run incident has been apprehended. That doesn’t mean that as a victim, you are out of legal options, especially if you are injured from the incident. Call us today at (800) 310-1606 to know more about what legal resources are available to you as a hit-and-run victim.