A driver ran a red light and got into a pedestrian accident, hitting two University of Southern California freshmen that killed one and seriously injured the other. From the evidence found at the scene, police are calling this a hit-and-run auto accident.
The pedestrian accident happened at about 3 a.m. early March 29, 2009 as the two were returning from evening activities. The car crash broke both of the 19-year-old student’s legs and an arm, and caused the wrongful death of a 19-year-old woman.
Our pedestrian accident attorneys unfortunately have to hear about car crashes that claim the lives of the youth before they are meant to be all the time. Young clients need to be given extra care to ensure they receive what they need in their settlements to help pay for medical bills and deal with any emotional trauma.
According to Los Angeles officials, the allegedly offending driver was actually pulled off the car by the passenger of the dark Honda car who later got back in the car and drove away after the car accident. Assistant chief of the USC Department of Public Safety said crime has declined in recent years around the university, but news like this gives the perception this is a bad place to live.
Late night pedestrian accidents like this are unfortunately common in college areas. The high amount of pedestrian traffic combined with the lack of visibility from nighttime driving make car accidents like these very prevalent.
Our firm’s experienced pedestrian accident attorneys want to remind everyone — whether you are in a car or walking on the sidewalk — to keep an eye out for those who are not so vigilant.
Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. No fee if no recovery.
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines