According to local news reports and investigators at the scene of incident the driver o the vehicle was driving southbound on Compton Avenue at speeds greater than 70 miles per hour. The pedestrian accident
took place near the corners of 56th and 57th street and Compton Avenue.
The pedestrian killed has been identified by the Los Angeles Police Department as a 55 year old man who happened to be on the roadway at the time of the incident. According to police is remains unclear whether the crossing the street at the time.
Possible Link With Street Racing
: The incident may have been the result if street racing. Every year hundreds of individuals are killed in accidents involving street races. Nearly 70% of illegal street races take place in the night time; only adding to their increased risk. More than 1,000 citations are issued every year California Law enforcement for drag racing.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
: In the States of California family members of the deceased have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit
against all at fault (liable) parties. Under California’s wrongful death laws individuals who are permitted to file a claim include, “The decedent’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, children, and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession.”
If you have any information as to the whereabouts of the driver contact the Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division (888) 649-7166