WHITTIER (April 13, 2017)-According to the Whittier Police Department, a pedestrian hit-and-run collision took place Thursday morning at the intersection of Mines Boulevard and Duchess Drive.
The incident was reported at 3:45 a.m. when a woman crossing the intersection was struck by a vehicle whose motorist failed to stop and fled the scene.
The woman who has not been identified suffered moderate non-life threatening injuries as was scene lying on the grass being attended by paramedics who eventually loaded her onto a stretcher and transported her to a hospital.
Authorities have not provided a description of the hit-and-run vehicle at this time as video footage showed both Whittier PD and California Highway Patrol-Santa Fe Springs division scouring the scene for clues to get a lead on the suspect.
More information will likely be released pending the investigation.
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At Johnson Attorneys Group, it is just as much of a priority for us to help the police and other law enforcement officials locate the hit-and-run drivers as it is to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and expenses. Anytime a motorist hits another vehicle or pedestrian and then flees the scene without contacting that person, it is considered to be a hit-and-run accident. While a person at-fault is obligated by law to stop immediately after collision, this is not always the case. Leaving the scene of an accident that involved injuries or even fatalities is a serious crime and is considered a felony. For legal assistance with your hit-and-run accident case, contact our LA County lawyers by calling us toll free at 800-235-6801. We can provide you with free case evaluation and help you take the right steps after your accident.
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