Jang Lim Hospitalized after Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident at James M. Wood Boulevard and Burlington Avenue; Juan Jesus Ajanel-Perez Arrested
Los Angeles, California (March 13, 2020) – A 92-year-old man was struck and seriously injured by a suspected hit-and-run driver in the Westlake district of Los Angeles last week Saturday, according to authorities.
On February 7, at around 8:30 a.m., Jang Lim was walking at the intersection of James M. Wood Boulevard and Burlington Avenue near Olympic Boulevard when he was hit by a black 2004 Honda Accord driven by Juan Jesus Ajanel-Perez, 21, of Los Angeles.
Lim was taken to a local hospital with a serious head injury.
Ajanel-Perez failed to stop to render aid to the victim and fled the scene. On Thursday, March 12, he was arrested after confessing to the crime.
The accident remains under investigation.
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