VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA (February 21, 2017) – A pedestrian that was killed in an accident on Tuesday morning in Van Nuys on Woodley Avenue has been identified, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 5:35 a.m. at the intersection of Woodley Avenue and Leadwell Street. An 85-year-old pedestrian, identified as Fidel Lopez, was crossing the street when he was struck by a car. Immediately after being struck by the first car, a second vehicle also struck Fidel Lopez and dragged him almost 25 feet before fleeing the scene.
Fidel Lopez was tragically pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. The first driver that struck Fidel remained at the scene, but the second vehicle fled the scene and is at large. The investigation is ongoing to determine cause and liability at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.