Long Beach, CA – Pedestrian Dies Following Hit-and-Run on Pacific Avenue
Long Beach, CA (July 29, 2018) – A pedestrian in Long Beach died after being struck by a vehicle on Friday evening. The crash took place just after 9:40 pm as the pedestrian was walking along Pacific Avenue.
Emergency crews rushed to the aid of the injured victim, who was critically injured. He was quickly transported to a nearby hospital where he ultimately passed away due to injuries suffered in the collision. The victim has not been identified at this time. The driver fled the scene before officers could arrive.
Police in Long Beach are investigating this incident are a potential homicide. They believe that the pedestrian may have been intentionally targeted though there is no word on a motive. No further information is available at this time.
California Hit and Run Accidents
Drivers in California are required to remain on scene following a crash. This is so they can exchange information with the other driver and cooperate with any police investigation that may ensue. Leaving the scene of a crash is a criminal offense, punishable by potential jail time and other criminal penalties.
In this case, police have yet to locate the hit and run suspect. Once located, the suspect faces a potential civil lawsuit for wrongful death. Hit and run cases are especially complicated. They present many issues, including potential problems with insurance coverage related to the crash.
A good attorney will assist you in receiving compensation for a hit and run crash. Even if the other driver is never found, your attorney may be able to help you recover from other sources, including your own insurance policy.
At the Los Angeles Injury Group, we have years of experience assisting Californians with hit and run cases. Let us help you as well. For your free consultation with one of our California injury attorneys, call us today at 310-954-7248.