34-Year-Old Man Killed, Suspect Arrested after South Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident on South Hill Street
South Los Angeles, California (February 7, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a Thursday morning fatal pedestrian crash that happened in South Los Angeles.
The crash occurred on South Hill Street near the West Adams Boulevard intersection, February 6.
The police responded to the crash at about 1:00 a.m. A Toyota Prius struck a pedestrian, identified as a 34-year-old man, who was not in a crosswalk.
The 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Toyota driver drove off and abandoned the car near 30th Street. Bloodhounds were involved in the search, and the car driver was located and taken into custody. He was at his premises when arrested.
An investigation is underway.
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.