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Category: Hit-and-Run Accident

Hit and Run Deaths in Los Angeles Rise 69% in Past Five Years

By Brian Chase on January 2, 2020 - No comments

Hit and Run Deaths in Los Angeles Rise 69% in Past Five Years

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) recently held a press conference to announce that hit-and-run fatalities in the city have been continuously increasing in the city and has skyrocketed 69% over the last five years. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, LAPD’s Chief Michel Moore said more than 236 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2019. He called on every driver in the city to “exercise heightened awareness and responsibility in the event of a car accident.” …Read the rest »

 

54 People Lost Their Lives in Los Angeles Hit and Run Crashes in 2018

By Brian Chase on September 6, 2019 - No comments

54 People Lost Their Lives in Los Angeles Hit and Run Crashes in 2018

Los Angeles is not only notorious as the metropolis with the most crowded freeways, but also as the “hit-and-run capital” of the nation. According to a Curbed LA news report, the city saw 54 fatal hit-and-run crashes just last year. But, the report says what’s worse is that a vast majority of these cases don’t yield arrests and/or convictions. The article says there were more than 100,000 hit-and-run cases in the city of Los Angeles from 2014 to 2018. …Read the rest »

 

Video Shows Teen Getting Dragged 1,500 Feet by Hit and Run Driver

By Brian Chase on August 9, 2019 - No comments

Video Shows Teen Getting Dragged 1,500 Feet by Hit and Run Driver

A 15-year-old has been critically injured in a horrifying hit-and-run accident in South Los Angeles that was captured on camera. According to a KABC news report, Roberto Diaz had just bought a soda at a nearby store when he was struck while riding his bicycle through a crosswalk near Maple Avenue and 37th Street the night of Aug. 6. Witnesses said the driver blew through a stop sign and struck Diaz. …Read the rest »

 

Dad Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital Killed by Hit and Run Driver

By Brian Chase on November 15, 2018 - No comments

Officials Suspect Fatal Los Angeles Car Accident Was Caused by Street Racing

A hit-and-run accident proved fatal for 22-year-old Ricky Sandoval who was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital to give birth to the couple’s third child in Menifee. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the baby girl was born soon after he father’s death. Sandoval’s 23-year-old wife, Alyssa, was transported to an area hospital where she delivered the baby. …Read the rest »

 

Two Scooter Riders Seriously Injured in Silver Lake Hit-and-Run Crash

By Brian Chase on September 6, 2018 - No comments

New Study Shows Alcohol Has Been a Big Factor in E-Scooter Injuries

Two people who were riding on a scooter suffered major injuries after a hit-and-run driver struck them the night of Sept. 4. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred near the intersection of Glendale Boulevard and Rowena Avenue. Two people were riding on what was described as a scooter when they were rear-ended by another vehicle. Both riders were ejected from the scooter, which was dragged for about a block before a witness said the driver got out and removed it. The driver then fled the scene. …Read the rest »

 

Woman Dies After South Los Angeles Hit and Run Crash

By Brian Chase on August 3, 2018 - No comments

Hit and Run Deaths in Los Angeles Rise 69% in Past Five Years

Joan Davis, 62, was killed after she was dragged for three blocks by a hit-and-run driver early morning on Aug. 2. According to a KTLA news report, investigators determined that Davis was initially struck while crossing South Central Avenue at East 84th Place. When police arrived at the scene, the woman was passed away and was lying in the street. Davis’s family members later identified her. They are hoping that the driver who did this comes forward. Her nephew said Davis had a life, a family, children and relatives who loved her. …Read the rest »

 

Former Bravo Star Melyssa Ford Seriously Injured in Los Angeles Freeway Hit and Run Accident

By Brian Chase on July 3, 2018 - No comments

Former Bravo Star Melyssa Ford Seriously Injured in Los Angeles Freeway Hit and Run Accident

Former Bravo star Melyssa Ford suffered serious injuries in a rollover accident in Los Angeles. According to a report on People.com, the 41-year-old hip hop music video model and reality star who starred in the Bravo show, “Blood Sweat & Heels,” was on her way to a bridal shower the afternoon of June 28 when a tractor-trailer merged into her lane on the Ventura Freeway clipping her back right tire. The impact caused her Jeep Wrangler to flip three times before landing upside down. …Read the rest »

 

California Leads Nation in Fatal Hit and Run Crashes

By Brian Chase on April 30, 2018 - No comments

California Leads Nation in Fatal Hit and Run Crashes

As Californians, we may have much to be proud of. But, a new statistic shows we also lead the nation when it comes to hit-and-run crashes. According to an AAA study, there were 2,049 deaths nationwide in 2016 as a result of hit-and-run crashes, of which 337 occurred in California, the most recent year for which that data is available. This is the highest number of hit-and-run crashes the state has ever seen, a 60 percent increase over the numbers in 2009. The statistics also show that on a per capita basis, California ranked seventh nationally for hit-and-run deaths. …Read the rest »

 

Justice Still Eludes Family of Hit-and-Run Victim

By Brian Chase on April 27, 2018 - No comments

Justice Still Eludes Family of Hit-and-Run Victim

Michael Strom, 26, was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident when he was crossing at the intersection of Slauson and Western avenues in Los Angeles the night of Oct. 22. But, according to KATU News, the man who struck and fatally injured Strom, an Oregon resident, is still at large. Now, the family is pleading for justice, and asking the driver to turn himself in. And LAPD is offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can offer information leading to the arrest and conviction of this hit-and-run driver. …Read the rest »

 

Police Look for Hit-and-Run Driver in Fatal Lincoln Heights Crash

By Brian Chase on April 6, 2018 - No comments

Hit and Run Deaths in Los Angeles Rise 69% in Past Five Years

Officials are still looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed Bi Xu Chen in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles the night of April 1. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal car accident occurred near the intersection of North Broadway and Workman Street. Chen, 67, was going through recyclables when she was struck and critically injured by a driver who fled the scene. Chen was transported to an area hospital where she died. …Read the rest »

 



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