LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (March 14, 2017) – A 5 year old boy, identified as Robert Neal, was killed in a hit and run collision on 82nd Street and Towne Avenue on Tuesday evening, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 5:15 pm at the intersection of 82nd Street and Towne Avenue. Robert Neal ran out into the street for an unknown reason and was struck by a 19 year old man driving a 1990s era green Chevrolet Suburban. The driver immediately fled the scene.
Robert Neal was rushed to a hospital, but was tragically pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. The driver has since been identified as 19 year old Homer Watford, who turned himself in to police Wednesday. The accident remains under investigation at this time.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends of Robert Nealas they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
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 South Los Angeles, Newport Beach, San Diego, 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.