Around 5:30 a.m. at a crosswalk in downtown Los Angeles, a 67-year-old man was killed when he was hit by a white SUV in a tragic Los Angeles wrongful death hit and run accident. According to ABC 7 News, after hitting the man while he crossed the street, the driver drove off.
The driver of the white SUV has not yet been located, but police believe the car may have some damage to the front hood. They ask anyone with information about the fatal accident to contact them immediately. It is not yet known if speed or DUI were factors in causing the accident. Investigators are searching surveillance video in the area in an attempt to get more information about this Los Angeles wrongful death accident.
The identity of the victim has not yet been released, but police say that the man lived at the nearby Steel Plaza Apartments, a senior living facility.
We can only hope that the surveillance videos in the area will help lead to the identification of the driver who caused this Los Angeles wrongful death accident. Our office has helped many family members of wrongful death victims, including in pedestrian accidents and have helped obtain financial recovery for our clients.
In a case like this one, a wrongful death claim can be made by the family of the victim against the driver and owner of the SUV if they are located. However, if the driver is not located, it would be necessary to find an uninsured motorist policy for the victims. As a last resort, it may be possible to find a program that can provide compensation for victims of violent crime.
If you have lost someone you love in a wrongful death accident such as this one, please reach out to an experienced wrongful death attorney who can help you see what options are available for recovery for your family.