Bicyclist Killed in Hit-and-run Crash at Sepulveda Boulevard and Stagg Street
VAN NUYS, Los Angeles (September 7, 2017) — A woman in her 50s was fatally struck by two hit-and-run motorists Wednesday night as she attempted to cross Sepulveda Boulevard at Stagg Street on her bicycle.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the accident happened at about 11:23 p.m. Reports said the woman was struck by a first vehicle, and was ran over by a second motorist. Neither of the involved vehicles stopped at the scene.
A witness flagged down a police officer and brought them to the accident scene where the female bicyclist was found lying unconscious on the road. Furthermore, first responders noted the woman’s bicycle was not found at the site. Police officers suspect that it was pinned underneath the first vehicle, and was dragged away.
Erik Limon, Jenevieve Hegedus Arrested
In an update, authorities mentioned Erik Limon, the alleged first motorist involved, was arrested on Thursday. While 34-year-old Jenevieve Hegedus, the alleged second motorist involved, was arrested on September 12.
The deadly crash is still under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Bureau.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
Most traffic accidents involving a hit-and-run driver will eventually face serious criminal charges if someone is hurt or killed in the collision. Under California law, a driver who fails to stop and help a victim is subject to charges of “felony hit-and-run.” In a case such as this one, the family members of the victim will have the legal right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the suspects.
If your loved one has been killed in an auto accident caused by the negligence and wrongdoing of other parties, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group. We have law offices located in Los Angeles County and all throughout the state that you may contact at 800-235-6801. Call us today and speak with our California-licensed lawyers, who are well prepared to help you obtain justice and the rightful compensation your deserve.
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