At about 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Baldwin Hills. The accident occurred at the intersection of Stocker Street and Presidio Drive. Emergency responders transported the pedestrian to an area hospital, where the victim was declared dead about an hour after the crash. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a driver’s negligence claims the life of a pedestrian, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the driver in order to be compensated for their loss,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Throughout Los Angeles County, 198 pedestrians were killed and 4,786 were injured in traffic accidents in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Statewide, pedestrian fatalities increased 3.9 percent, from 601 in 2010 to 625 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the pedestrian who the vehicle struck and killed.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Baldwin Hills pedestrian accident.
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