Jesus Torres, 23, Killed in Sun Valley Hit-and-Run Accident
SUN VALLEY (June 11, 2018) – A man was killed by an alleged hit-and-run driver along Sherman Way on Thursday, June 7, according to KTLA and The Daily News.
Police said Oscar Armando Lopez was driving a 2007 Nissan Murano when he suddenly slammed into several parked cars. The Murano came to a stop after hitting a light pole in the area.
Two of the three passengers in his car were ejected upon impact. One of the victims, 23-year-old Sun Valley resident Jesus Alberto Torres, died at the scene.
Sun Valley Car Crash on Sherman Way, June 7
Police affirmed that the other occupant thrown from the car was transported to a hospital with injuries considered as critical. The name and condition of the patient remained unknown.
Meanwhile, Lopez and the third passenger fled on foot following the wreck. The accident took place at about 3:30 a.m. in the 11000 block of Sherman Way near Vineland Avenue.
Lopez was found in the 7300 block of Tujunga Avenue in North Hollywood and was then taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the victims and their families and friends during such a difficult time.
Los Angeles Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, it is evident Mr. Oscar Lopez will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the death and injuries of the two passengers involved. Regardless of their reasons, leaving the area following a crash is a serious crime and is punishable by law, especially if the collision tragically killed and hurt other individuals.
Aside from fleeing the scene, the suspect is also accused of traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the deadly incident. The surviving family of Mr. Jesus Torres , as well as the other critically passenger, will have the right to pursue a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you with your case. We will guide you every step of the way and fight for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced Los Angeles wrongful death and personal injury lawyer and let us get the justice you deserve.
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