Shortly before 9 p.m. on Friday, May 11th, a woman was killed in a hit-and-run in North Hollywood. The pedestrian accident occurred in the 4100 block of Cahuenga Boulevard near Lankershim Boulevard and involved a dark colored, four-door sedan with collision damage to the front end. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“In the absence of the driver who caused the fatal accident, the family of the victim is not only deprived of justice but also of the ability to seek damages for their loss through a wrongful death claim,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of 177 pedestrians and injured another 5,215 throughout Los Angeles County 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 2,127 in the state.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the woman who was killed in the hit-and-run accident last night.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this pedestrian accident.
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