1 Hurt in South Los Angeles Pedestrian Crash on 61st Street and Broadway
SOUTH LOS ANGELES, CA (January 7, 2021) – Sunday night, a man suffered severe injuries in a hit-and-run accident on 61st Street and Broadway.
The crash occurred just before 10:00 p.m. on 61st Street and Broadway. According to authorities, a vehicle struck a pedestrian crossing the street. Furthermore, authorities said that the pedestrian failed to yield at the “Don’t Walk” signal.
Surveillance footage revealed how the suspect vehicle hit the man and threw him into the air. Then, the man landed on the street.
Afterward, the driver briefly stopped but then drove north on Broadway. Meanwhile, responders took the pedestrian to a local hospital with severe injuries. Also, the authorities confirmed that the man is now in stable condition.
On the other hand, the authorities described the vehicle as a 2000-2010 two-door beige coupe with a sunroof that may have damage to the hood and front end.
Furthermore, the authorities are urging anyone with information about the crash to call LAPD detectives at (213) 833-3717 or (213) 833-3746.
Dealing With Similar Incidents
In today’s current state of affairs, taking strolls outdoors is becoming the new normal. With this, the likelihood of accidents involving pedestrians increases.
Car accidents are far more common than pedestrian accidents. However, there is still reason to be wary when traveling on foot.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents. However, the pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” Tyler Toomey said. He is a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
“Some of the worst pedestrian incidents involve minors. It’s because they are sometimes hard to see. They also ride bikes, skateboards, etc. Pedestrian incidents usually occur in shopping center entrances and street corners,” he added.
We understand that being involved in a pedestrian crash is a heavy load. Thus, it is best to turn to the experienced attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Moreover, our attorneys and professional legal team have dealt with a variety of cases including pedestrian accidents. We promise to fight for you until your family achieves the justice and compensation that is owed. Call us at (800) 674 7852 to arrange your free consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. Also, you may reach us 24/7.