Jasmin Morales ID’d as Woman Killed in Mission Hills Pedestrian Accident on Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway near Sepulveda Boulevard
Mission Hills, California (April 14, 2020) – The woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle while she was walking on a freeway early Saturday morning in Mission Hills has been identified as Jasmin Recendiz Morales, 21, of Los Angeles.
At around 12:45 a.m. Saturday, April 11, officers responded to Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway, just east of Sepulveda Boulevard, for a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle.
Investigators determined that Morales was riding as a passenger in a Honda Accord when she reportedly began assaulting the Uber driver. The driver stopped on the right shoulder of the freeway and pulled Morales out of the vehicle.
Morales finally walked into the path of oncoming traffic and a 2008 Nissan Altima struck her.
Morales died at the scene, police said.
No further details about the crash were immediately provided.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the California Highway Patrol, West Valley office at 818-888-0980.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said