“Hit and Run”
VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA (February 21, 2017) – A pedestrian was killed in an accident on Tuesday morning on Woodley Avenue and Leadwell Street, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 5:35 a.m. at the intersection of Woodley Avenue and Leadwell Street. A pedestrian identified as 85 year old Fidel Lopez was crossing the street when he was struck by a vehicle. Subsequently, the pedestrian was struck by a second vehicle which dragged the victim about 25 feet and then fled the scene.
Fidel Lopez was tragically pronounced dead at the scene by responding emergency medical personnel. The first vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene, but the second immediately fled the scene. Authorities are attempting to find the second vehicle and to determine cause and liability in this tragic accident.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends as 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 Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, 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.