Los Angeles, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA (January 5, 2024) – A pedestrian crash reported near the Los Angeles International Airport claimed one person’s life early Thursday morning, January 4. The Los Angeles Police Department was notified of the collision at around 12:05 a.m.
According to reports provided by LAPD, a woman between the ages of 20 and 25 years old, was walking in the area of Sepulveda Boulevard in Century Boulevard during the early morning hours. For unknown reasons, she was struck by a grade 2023 Toyota Highlander, which was traveling southbound on Sepulveda Boulevard.
The pedestrian was severely hurt due to the crash. Emergency crews responded to the scene of the incident to provide care to the victim. However, she’s suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Eduardo Alejandro Leiva, was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run. At this time, the police are investigating the incident.
Our condolences go out to the family of the woman who lost her life in this accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in California
Every year, over 3800 people lose their lives as a result of motor vehicle accidents. These devastating crashes are frequently caused by motorists who engage in reckless and negligent actions. Some of the leading causes of fatal accidents in our state include impairment, speeding, failing to yield, and switching lanes recklessly.
When drivers are reckless and careless while operating their vehicles, they can cause accidents that severely impact the lives of those involved in their families. The unfortunate truth is that the majority of accidents that we see take place here in California are preventable.
In the aftermath of the fatal accident, families of the victims often have legal options available to help them move forward. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles can provide you with the best chance of getting justice for your loved one. Filing a wrongful death claim can help your family seek compensation for funeral costs, medical expenses, lost earning capacity, and more.
With decades of experience and a proven track record of success, the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of John C. Ye are dedicated to protecting the legal rights and best interests of families who have lost loved ones due to someone else’s negligence.
Our team will work diligently to ensure that you receive justice in your case and get full compensation for the damages you face due to your accident. If you have lost a loved one in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, contact our law firm today at 866-771-9467 for a free initial consultation about your case.
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