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Fatal CA hit-and-run illustrates witnesses’ importance

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Roadways are primarily made for motor vehicle traffic, but every day pedestrians walk alongside city streets, only a few feet away from cars and trucks that are driving at fast speeds. Pedestrian accidents are a major cause of injuries and fatalities for people in California and elsewhere. Unfortunately, in cases where the driver left the scene of the crash, some accident victims do not receive justice after being hit.

In late September 2017, a woman was struck and killed while walking near a West Covina 7-Eleven store. Currently, authorities are searching for two people they believe may have witnessed the accident, as well as asking the public for assistance in providing information that may help them identify the hit-and-run driver. Since there is no description of the vehicle involved in the accident and no witnesses have come forward, it will be difficult for law enforcement to find the person responsible without firsthand information from someone who saw what happened.

When a driver who caused a crash disappears before law enforcement can get involved, it can result in a frustrating dead-end situation for authorities, victims and their families. Information provided by witnesses is important in hit-and-run cases like the one described. Finding the driver responsible for injuring or killing a pedestrian may assist victims in receiving damages. It may also bring a sense of closure when the responsible party is brought to justice. Speaking with a personal injury attorney may be helpful for injury victims or their families in deciding the next steps to take.

Source: MyNewsLA.com, "Cops want witnesses to hit-and-run West Covina killing: Can you help?" Debbie L. Sklar, Oct. 12, 2017

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