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Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run in Harvard Heights

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Harvard Heights Hit and Run
Authorities investigated the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash in Harvard Heights on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. (KABC)

A man was killed on Saturday morning on October 1 in Harvard Heights while crossing the street.

The victim, who was crossing at an unmarked crosswalk just after midnight at the intersection of Cambridge Street and Western Avenue, was struck by two vehicles, one of which fled the scene, according to police.

The pedestrian was hit first by a vehicle driving south on Western Avenue and a second time by a 2002 silver Toyota driving northbound.

The first driver fled but the Toyota driver remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Police are still seeking the first driver in the accident although no description of the vehicle has been provided.

Los Angeles is experiencing a hit-and-run epidemic with an incredible 48% of collisions classified as hit-and-runs, far exceeding the national average of 11%. A hit-and-run occurs nearly once every 18 minutes in Los Angeles and many of the fatalities are pedestrians.

Hit-and-run victims are often left struggling with serious medical bills and difficulty finding the responsible party to seek compensation. If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt in a hit-and-run, a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles can help you investigate the accident and attempt to find the driver to file an injury claim. There are also legal options available to you if the driver cannot be found. Contact the Los Angeles Injury Group today for a consultation with a Los Angeles pedestrian injury attorney to discuss your case.

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