A deceased individual was found in the middle of a South Los Angeles street, an apparent victim of a hit-and-run accident. Information about the body was provided to police at around 12:45 a.m. after a motorist swerved to avoid driving over the body.
The pedestrian was located on the southbound West Avenue and the intersection of 78th street. Officials were able to ascertain that the man had suffered severe head trauma and believe he was struck by a hit and run driver. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin and an investigation is now underway.
One cannot imagine what it would be like to not only be told that your loved one is gone, but that someone hit them with a vehicle and left them to die. The family in this tragedy will most assuredly want answers and when they find them, they will be more than justified in pursuing the guilty party in civil court. By filing a wrongful death action again the driver they can obtain reparation for their loss as well as the satisfaction of knowing that their family member’s killer did not get away with their crime. If you have lost a family member to a motorist’s negligence, you should look into wrongful death litigation. Call our sponsoring attorney today for a free consultation and get the info you need to begin proceedings after a devastating loss changes you life forever.