Coroner Identifies Woman Struck and Killed By Vehicle in South Los Angeles
South Los Angeles, California (February 12, 2020) – The Coroner’s Office has released the name of a 37-year-old Los Angeles woman who was struck and killed by unspecified vehicle in the area of South Los Angeles at about 6:00 a.m. on February 7.
The circumstances that lead to the collision on Friday morning at Florence Avenue and St. Andrews Place were not immediately disclosed at the time of the report.
Ruby Cervantes, who was hit by the vehicle at the intersection, died in the accident, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Meanwhile, the involved driver stopped after hitting Cervantes.
The detectives handling the case are gathering more evidence to identify the cause of the accident.
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