Derrick Harris, 52; and Channon Milner, 47, Critically Injured in Los Angeles Hit-and-Run
LOS ANGELES (October 29, 2018) – Two men critically injured after an alleged hit-and-run collision along 17th Street late Saturday night have been identified, according to KTLA.
The two victims, 52-year-old Derrick Harris and 47-year-old Channon Milner, were on the sidewalk at homeless encampments when the incident occurred on October 27 at around 10:30 p.m.
As per the article, police said one of them was working on a bicycle while the other was fixing a crate along East 17th Street near Naomi Avenue when they were struck by a vehicle.
Homeless Men Hit by Truck in Los Angeles, Oct 27
Paramedics responded to the scene and found Harris and Milner suffering from critical injuries. The two were then immediately transported to the hospital for treatment.
Their condition at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver involved did not stop and fled the area. The suspect car was described as a gray and tan Chevy Tahoe.
Officials are looking into the possibility that the incident was intentional as the two men were reportedly hit just a few feet apart. The investigation is ongoing.
*We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to Mr. Derrick Harris and Mr. Channon Milner during such a difficult time. We wish them a full recovery.
Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyer
It is evident that the driver of the pickup truck involved will be held responsible for causing the traffic incident that led to the grave injuries of the men involved. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision seriously hurt another individual.
In this case, the families of Mr. Derrick Harris and Mr. Channon Milner 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 hurt in a hit-and-run accident, contact our experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 to help you with your case.