Local police are hot on the trail of a hit and run driver who struck a young boy and another woman out trick-or-treating Wednesday night in Florence.
According to accident reports, the collision took place at around 9 p.m. at the intersection of 92nd and Beach streets, where a 10 year old boy hot on the trail of delicious Halloween convections and a 46 year old woman were run down after a vehicle attempted to make a right turn onto the northbound lanes of Beach without yielding the right of way.
The two candy hunters were within a legal crosswalk when they were struck. Both were immediately taken to harbor-UCLA medical center. The woman suffered a major head injury, though the young boy was only minimally hurt, only taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
After the collision, the driver continued on Beach Street before pulling over to the curb just south of 88th Street, where witnesses reported that three black males exited the vehicle and ran from the scene in a northerly direction. Police were able to confiscate the vehicle, which is registered out of Kent, Washington.
Accident investigators are asking anyone else who may have seen the crash or anyone with information about the suspects inside the vehicle to notify the Florence Police Department as soon as possible to help bring these people to justice.
During a holiday like Halloween where people take to the streets in search of candy, it is essential that drivers understand the increased risk of driving without obeying the rules of the road. It is never safe to fail to blow through an intersection without checking for pedestrians, but doing so on a night like Halloween is exponentially more dangerous.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a holiday accident like this, run down just trying to get some Three Musketeers bars, you should seek help. Through the help of an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer, compensation can be recovered from those at fault.
This compensation can be used to pay off outstanding expenses like medical bills or car repair payments, as well as things like wages lost from time spent away from work. You might even be able to recover some of those Reese’s Peanut Butter cups that were ruined in your trick-or-treating accident.
At AA Accident Attorneys, we can guide you through this difficult time and help you onto the road to recovery. As always, we will not charge you anything for our services until your case is won. Call us today for a free evaluation and to learn what our accident lawyers can do you!