Riverside County, CA: Child Killed in Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Collision
Riverside County, California (March 14, 2018): The Lake Elsinore Police Department Traffic Reconstruction Team is conducting an active and ongoing investigation into a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident yesterday evening, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. As investigators are continuing to gather information about the collision, very few details have been made available to the public at this time.
Officials believe the pedestrian, an unidentified 10-year-old boy, was struck by red Chevrolet pickup truck just before 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Sumner Avenue and Langstaff Street. Emergency response crews were swiftly dispatched to the accident location and paramedics transported the victim to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries sustained in the crash. The child tragically died a short while later.
Authorities are still searching for the driver of the red pickup truck, who fled the scene after the accident. Officials believe the driver was a Hispanic man and think that the vehicle may have been outfitted with chrome wheels. Anyone with information should contact the Lake Elsinore Police Department as soon as possible.
The Los Angeles Injury Group would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of the deceased. We are truly sorry for your heartbreaking loss and the thoughts and prayers of all of us here are with you during your time of grief.
The sudden loss of a loved one in a motor vehicle collision can be a traumatic experience, and the emotional and financial burdens faced by survivors in the aftermath can be substantial. It is important for victims to know that they may be entitled to legal relief under the laws of their state.
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