Woman, 35, Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run at Whittier and Lorena
LOS ANGELES (January 10, 2019) – A pedestrian was critically injured after an alleged hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Lorena Street Sunday, according to KTLA.
The collision occurred on January 6 at about 6:40 p.m. in the Boyle Heights neighborhood.
As per the article, police said a 35-year-old woman from Colombia was crossing Whittier Boulevard with her boyfriend when for an unknown reason she was struck by a vehicle.
The driver was making a left turn from Lorena Street onto Whittier when they hit the tourist who was in a marked crosswalk at the time.
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found the pedestrian lying in the roadway, suffering from severe head injuries.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights
The patient was rushed to a hospital where she was listed in critical condition. Her name was not immediately disclosed.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the motorist involved did not stop to render aid and fled north on Lorena Street and was last seen getting onto the eastbound 60 Freeway.
The suspect car was described as a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer. The incident is still under investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the LAPD’s Central Traffic Division at 213-833-3713 or submit anonymous tips to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
*We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the victim and her family and friends during such a difficult time. We wish her a full recovery.
Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer
It is evident that the driver of the SUV will be held responsible for causing the traffic incident that led to the severe injuries of the innocent pedestrian involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision critically hurt another individual.
In this case, the family of the woman will be entitled to a personal injury claim seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If your loved one has been injured in a hit-and-run accident, contact our experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 to help you with your case.
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