Gabby Leyva Killed, 2 Minors Injured in Hyde Park Accident Near 8th and Florence Avenues
LOS ANGELES (June 5, 2018) – A teenage pedestrian was killed and two others were injured after a traffic accident in the area of Eight and Florence avenues Monday, according to KTLA.
The deceased victim has been identified as 17-year-old Gabby Leyva.
As per the article, Los Angeles police said Leyva, a 17-year-old boy and another minor were standing on a sidewalk near 9th and Florence avenues when they were struck by a vehicle.
The car that hit the teens was involved in an initial collision with another vehicle.
Leyva was rushed to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The incident took place after school dismissal at around 3:45 p.m. in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles.
3 Teens Hit by Car in Hyde Park, Los Angeles
Police affirmed that the 17-year-old boy suffered a broken arm while the third juvenile sustained visible injuries. Both were also hospitalized and were then released.
Their names were not disclosed but officials indicated that one of them is a student at Alliance Luskin Academy and the other at Alliance Middle Leadership Academy.
Meanwhile, one of the drivers involved was listed in stable condition. The cause of the tragic collision remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the families and friends of the young victims who have been killed and injured in this senseless incident.
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A forensic examination of the two vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Authorities will thoroughly look into the speed of each driver, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or simply did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the surviving family members of Ms. Gabby Leyva may be granted the right to pursue a wrongful death claim. Meanwhile, the other injured teens and a motorist involved not found responsible for the collision may be granted the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Victims are entitled to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced Los Angeles wrongful death and personal injury lawyer today at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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