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LAPD Will Use Surveillance Video To Track Hit And Run Driver

Posted on August 6, 2012

Hit and run incidents are almost always avoidable. Generally, any person involved in an accident is required to stop, provide information and render aid, if necessary. Failure to stop after an accident is labeled as a hit and run and can have serious consequences ranging from fines to prison time.

In most states, hit and run is a very serious charge. A first-time offender whose hit and run accident caused damage to another vehicle will be convicted of the crime and usually be required to pay the victim for damages done to the car, either through his insurance company or in fines assessed by the authorities. In certain states where insurance points are assessed, a high number of points will be tacked on for hit and run accidents.

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from local car show, custom rear roll pan. 1973-1987 Chevrolet pickup (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Los Angeles police investigators were slated to review surveillance video on Monday in hopes of catching the driver of a pickup truck who struck a bicyclist south of downtown and then fled the scene.

The accident occurred around 8:55 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Central Avenue and 32nd Street, leaving the bicyclist with severe head trauma, said Officer Nebojsa Radjevic, a collision investigator for the LAPD. The driver is wanted for hit-and-run driving and was last seen heading southbound on Central “at an extremely high rate of speed,” he said.

The bicyclist, whose name and age were not available, was transported to Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center. His condition was not immediately known.

Police described the truck as a red or orange Chevrolet pickup that may have been built in 1992 or 1993. But investigators hope to get more information from video taken at or near the intersection. “There are a lot of businesses around the area that do have cameras pointed at the street,” Radjevic said.

If a loved one was the victim of negligence or some other type of reckless behavior, it is important that you contact a committed and dedicated personal injury lawyer to help you determine if you should file a lawsuit. A competent and reputable injury lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.

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