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Los Angeles Hit and Runs

Posted on February 5, 2013

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As surprising as it may be, Los Angeles is leading the nation in hit-and-run vehicle collisions. As tragic as this may be, there are two Los Angeles City Council members are trying to change this. Both are vowing to do something about it and looking to find justice.

Los Angeles accidents are at an all time high. After one is involved in an accident with pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles or other vehicles, as many as 20,000 Los Angeles vehicle motorists flee the scene each year.  Councilman Joe Buscaino made this claims in a press conference before the government body’s public safety committee.

Joe Buscaino is the Harbor area councilman and claims that about 4,000 of the people involved in these types of collisions are injured or killed.In his motion, filed Jan. 4, Buscaino is currently asking the Los Angeles Police Department to detail its efforts on trying to cut down on hit-and-run incidents.

Councilman Mitchell Englander is currently the chairman of the public safety committee. He explains that he is working on a strategy to change statistics and keep these people from running away after an accident.”We have to toughen our laws,” said Englander, who is urging mandatory impounds of vehicles owned by hit and run drivers.

Whereas about 11% of collisions nationwide involve a driver who does not stop after a collision, in Los Angeles the driver fails to stop in 48% of reported incidents.

Hit and Run accidents happen too many times in Los Angeles.  If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and the person at fault has run, it is necessary to seek legal help.  These types of accidents can end in horrible injuries and even death. If you or a loved one have been victims of hit and run accidents Click Here for more information.

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