59-Year-Old Maria Perez Arrested After Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident on Seventh Street
Los Angeles, California (May 19, 2020) – 59-year-old Maria Perez, of Bell Garden, has been arrested following an alleged hit-and-run pedestrian collision that left one person dead earlier this month in downtown Los Angeles.
As per the report, 51-year-old Byern Smith died at the scene after being struck by a 2005 Scion xB driven by Perez just about 2:00 a.m. on May 7.
Smith was walking in the 1600 block of East Seventh Street at the time of the crash.
Officials affirmed that Perez did not stop to render aid to Smith and fled the scene.
On Sunday at around 1:50 a.m., police arrested Perez in the area of Gladys Avenue and 6th Street. They booked her on felony hit-and-run two felony warrants and three misdemeanor warrants.
The fatal accident remains under investigation.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Byern Smith . It is extremely difficult to lose a loved one, especially when it happens unexpectedly.
If your loved one died and you believe someone else was at fault, we encourage you to contact our legal team for a free, confidential consultation. Our legal team can help you understand your legal rights.
When a fatal accident is caused by a person or entity’s negligence, the resulting death is considered “wrongful” in the eyes of the law. The surviving family members have legal rights for a wrongful death claim.
Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO of Alpine Law Group, advises surviving family members to “talk to a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to understand your legal options and take action aimed at securing the maximum compensation.”
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