Los Angeles, CA (August 18, 2020) – A hit-and-run accident in the 7100 block of Foothill Boulevard in Tujunga caused the death of an elderly man in the early morning hours of Monday, August 17th.

The deadly collision took place at around 1:40 a.m. 

Local law enforcement officers stated that the accident occurred when a black BMW, being driven by a male at a high rate of speed in the southbound lanes of Foothill Boulevard, near the Pinewood Avenue intersection, collided headfirst with a blue Hyundai Elantra being driven by a man in his 80s.

The force of the impact was strong enough to force the Hyundai, which was an out-of-state rental car, into some nearby traffic barriers.

Officials from the local fire and rescue department along with local paramedics reported to the crash site where they pronounced the driver of the Elantra dead at the scene.

The identity of the deceased victim remains undisclosed. 

In the meantime, the driver of the BMW failed to pull over after the accident and fled the scene.

Police have confirmed that about three hours later he did turn himself in and was taken into custody. They have also identified the two passengers in the BMW and are questioning them concerning the accident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA - Fatal Wrong-Way Crash on Foothill Blvd

An estimated 3,000 deadly vehicle collisions happen on California roadways annually. In spite of the fact that this vehicular fatality rate is still significantly higher than it should be, it also exposes a drop of slightly less than 13% in that rate from the decade prior. 

Losing somebody you love is always a heartbreaking and tragic event but when somebody you love losses their life in an accident that was avoidable and was brought on by the reckless or negligent actions of another person, the emotional trauma and devastation hit that much harder. While their life may be over in an instant, your pain and suffering will not be. 

If you and your family have lost someone you love in a fatal car accident, the California wrongful death attorneys at Richard Harris Law are here to help. We have the energy and the ability that you need by your side to obtain the full amount of monetary recovery allowed by California’s personal injury laws. 

With an exhaustive and in-depth understanding of the state’s judicial system, our accomplished personal injury attorneys appreciate the work that goes into building a successful California personal injury case. We have earned our respected reputations as one of the premier law offices in the state by working tirelessly and putting our clients first, 

If you have recently experienced the heartbreaking loss of a loved one due to the recklessness or negligence of another driver, then we absolutely suggest that you confer with a committed personal injury attorney by calling 702-444-4444 and booking an appointment for a free assessment of your California wrongful death claim and guidance on the next legal steps you should take based on your circumstances.

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