Byung Yu, 78, Killed in Los Angeles Hit-and-Run at 3rd Street and Union Avenue
LOS ANGELES (August 10, 2018) – An elderly pedestrian was killed after an alleged hit-and-run accident at 3rd Street and Union Avenue in Westlake neighborhood, according to KTLA.
The victim, 78-year-old Byung Yu, died after the crash on Friday morning.
As per the article, Los Angeles police said Byung Yu was crossing near the intersection of West Third Street and South Union Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle. He was in a marked crosswalk when he was hit.
Elderly Pedestrian Hit by Car in Westlake, Los Angeles
Byung Yu was left with severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The collision was reported at about 5:20 a.m.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver involved did not stop to render aid and fled west on 3rd Street. The suspect car was described as a 2012 to 2015, silver or gray Chevy Trailblazer with apparent extensive damage to its front end.
The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Byung Yu during such a difficult time.
Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer
It is evident that the driver of the Chevy Trailblazer will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of the innocent pedestrian involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision tragically killed another individual.
The surviving family of Mr. Byung Yu will have then the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party who has evidently neglected the safety of others on the road.
Family members of wrongful death victims will be entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with our experienced Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and get the justice you deserve. Contact us at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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