At about 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, a female pedestrian was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Lancaster. A motorist struck the woman as she traversed Avenue L and fled the scene. Emergency responders transported her to an area hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, are asked to contact the Traffic Enforcement Team of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466. Those seeking to remain anonymous may contact LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
“Apprehending the driver responsible for a hit-and-run accident can prove crucial to the victim’s ability to pursue a personal injury claim and compensation for the expenses related to his or her recovery,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Lancaster accounted for 5 of the 198 fatalities and 50 of the 4,786 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, hit-and-run was a factor in 34 of the traffic accidents that resulted in injury or death in the city.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the female pedestrian who was seriously injured in the hit-and-run accident.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Lancaster accident.
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