Victim ID’s in Westwood Hit-and-Run on Sunset Boulevard
LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2018) – Jeffrey Cook, 39, has been identified as the pedestrian who was killed Saturday night following an alleged hit-and-run crash on Sunset Boulevard, according to KTLA news.
The collision took place about 10:15 p.m. on December 15, just east of Beverly Glen Boulevard.
Cook, who police believe was a transient, was struck as he crossed the road mid-block by an eastbound vehicle in the 10200 block of Sunset Boulevard.
Arriving firefighters at the scene found the victim lying in the roadway following the collision where he died of his injuries.
Meanwhile, the involved driver failed to stop and help the man as required under California law. Police are hoping to locate the suspect and hold him or her accountable.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Los Angeles police at 877-527-3247 or submit anonymous tips to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
Los Angeles Accident Investigation
Police are reviewing all the evidence as they try to figure out what led to this collision and locate the suspect who fled the scene.
Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our condolences to the family of Jeffrey Cook.
We know that a loss due to a crime such as a hit-and-run crash can be devastating on a family. It’s important to know that oftentimes these drivers are located by police and held accountable.
Many of them are fleeing because they are drunk or under the influence of drugs. Others flee because they are scared, they don’t have insurance or they are afraid their insurance will go up. Whatever their reasons, it’s no comfort to the surviving family members to know that the person responsible for their loved one’s death did not stop to help them.
There are legal remedies available to a family once the suspect is located. If we can be of any assistance to the family members of a person killed in a hit-and-run crash or a person who is hurt, please feel free to contact our experienced California personal injury attorney to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186. Nuestros abogados hablan español.