Three people died over the weekend in hit-and-run accidents in South Los Angeles, Studio City and Sherman Oaks.
Two cars were racing, and traveling north on Central Avenue, on Sunday at approximately midnight in South Los Angeles. A Ford Taurus, of a dark color and possibly a 2004 to 2007 model, struck a 19-year-old girl named Djenaba Williams who was walking to a store. Williams was crossing 120th Street and died at the scene of her injuries. A nearby store took surveillance video showing the car that hit her fleeing the scene. Williams recently finished high school and was excited about attending college. If you have information about this hit-and-run, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department South Traffic detectives.
In Studio City, at approximately 11:45 pm on Saturday, it is possible that a white Mercedes-Benz CLS was traveling east on Ventura Boulevard and hit a man. A 35-year-old man from Santa Monica was crossing the street and traveling north when he was hit. He has not been identified and died at the scene due to his injuries. Police say the vehicle may have license plates made of black paper and yellow lettering spelling, “Encino” and major damage to the front-end of the car. It was last seen traveling east on Ventura Boulevard.
Barbara Lee, a worker at a bowling alley in the area, told KTLA, “It’s very scary because cars are going too fast…It’s very upsetting because you don’t know who he was…It could be one of our family members, it could be somebody working here.”
The third hit-and-run occurred in Sherman Oaks on Ventura Boulevard. On Sunday, at approximately 1:45 am, a Hyundai sedan was traveling west on Ventura Boulevard (west of Kester Avenue) and struck the door of a Ford Focus, which was parked, and the owner of the car. The owner of the car and a valet driver were standing near the door when the vehicle collided with the door and the car owner. The driver of the Hyundai fled and left heading west on Ventura Boulevard. The owner of the Ford Focus, a 22-year-old from Van Nuys, died at a nearby hospital of serious injuries from the accident. The valet driver was not injured. If you have information regarding this hit-and-run, call the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division Officer Martinez.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit-and-run auto accident, it is recommended that you hire a Los Angeles car accident lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries, pain and suffering, expensive medical bills, damages to your vehicle or lost wages if you had to spend time away from work or if you may have to spend time away from work because of your injuries.
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