Man, 74, Fatally Struck at Century Boulevard and Vermont Avenue
LOS ANGELES (April 13th, 2019)
Authorities have identified a 74-year-old man, Elton Abbott Jr., as the victim fatally struck in a pedestrian versus auto collision last week on Saturday.
Los Angeles police officials responded to the crash site which occurred at roughly 10:30 a.m. at the crossing of Century Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.
Officials have confirmed that Elton Abbott Jr. suffered major grave injuries following the accident. He was quickly rushed to a local area hospital, where he was tragically pronounced dead shortly after being admitted.
At this time, limited details have been provided in regards to what exactly happened leading up to the collision which is currently being investigated by LAPD.
Pedestrian Accident Investigation
In most instances, pedestrians possess the right-of-way when crossing an intersection or a street regardless if they are in a marked crosswalk. It is always a driver’s duty to yield to any pedestrian or bicyclist, however, pedestrians must take extra caution and never assume that a motorist will stop. Authorities will continue to look further into this incident as it is likely that at least some liability will be assigned to the driver.
Considering that liability seems to have already been determined, the family of Elton Abbott Jr. may be entitled to a wrongful death claim if they wish to file a lawsuit. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
Los Angeles Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an auto accident caused by another motorist and are looking for guidance, contact Bond & Taylor Law Firm for legal help today at 833-266-3534.