Shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday, March 24th, a hit-and-run driver intentionally killed 27-year-old Yon Chreng in Long Beach. The incident occurred in the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue when the driver of a green Dodge pickup truck collided with a vehicle and failed to stop, prompting Chreng to attempt to wave him down. The driver proceeded to strike Chreng and drag him before crashing into three more vehicles and fleeing the scene. Witnesses, or anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of the driver, are asked to call Long Beach Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and David Rios at 562-570-7244.
“In the absence of the driver to hold criminally and civilly liable, a hit-and-run can take a tremendous toll on the family of the victim,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Long Beach accounted for 9 of the 177 fatalities and 218 of the 5,215 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, hit-and-run accidents claimed the lives of 88 pedestrians and injured another 2,127 in the state.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Yon Chreng, the man who was killed last Saturday.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Long Beach hit-and-run.
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