Man Killed in Van Nuys Hit-and-Run at Sepulveda and Wyandotte
VAN NUYS (September 15, 2018) – A pedestrian was killed after an alleged DUI hit-and-run accident in the area of Sepulveda Boulevard and Wyandotte Street Friday night, according to NBC Los Angeles and The Daily News.
The collision was reported at approximately 9:45 p.m.
As per the reports, police said a man in his 50s was struck by a white 2016 Chevy Cruze near the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Wyandotte Street.
The male pedestrian was knocked to the ground and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Pedestrian Accident at Sepulveda Boulevard and Wyandotte Street
Meanwhile, the driver of the Chevy did not stop to render aid and fled before crashing into several parked cars nearby. The suspect, 60-year-old Kenneth Korevaar, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run.
The Sherman Oaks man was booked into the Van Nuys jail with a bail set at $50,000. Meanwhile, police believed that a second vehicle may also have hit the victim and alcohol played a role in the incident.
CBS Los Angeles wrote that officials are still looking for the motorist in the other car which was described as a silver-colored 2012 to 2015 Honda Pilot.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the man during such a difficult time.
Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the news report, it is evident that Mr. Kenneth Korevaar will be held fully liable for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of the pedestrian involved. Mr. Korevaar and another driver did not stop to render aid and fled the area. Leaving the scene following a crash is a serious crime and punishable by law especially if the collision tragically killed another individual.
Aside from hit-and-run, driving under the influence of alcohol is also believed to be a factor in the accident. The surviving family of the deceased man will have then the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit, seeking a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident caused by a negligent person, we encourage you to speak with our experienced Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Call us at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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