Woman, 20, Suffers Devastating Injury, Loses Leg in Hit-and-Run
LOS ANGELES (March 22nd, 2019)
A $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the hit-and-run driver who caused serious injuries to a 20-year-old college student on March 22 in southern Los Angeles.
Stephanie Vasquez suffered several fractures throughout her body and her right leg had to be amputated as a result of the accident. She was entering her parked car on Jefferson Boulevard just east of San Pedro Street when struck by a white SUV.
Suspect, Paulino Diego Pedro, Remains At-Large
The driver of the SUV has been identified as Paulino Diego Pedro, 30, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Pedro was spotted on surveillance video abandoning his vehicle two blocks away and running. He remains at large.
Police have released the surveillance images of the suspect. Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD Central Traffic Division at 213-833-3713 or email email@example.com. Tips may be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Vasquez as she tries to recover from her injuries.
Hit-and-Run Accident Investigation
While authorities are in search for the hit-and-run motorist responsible for this incident, Stephanie Vasquez will have the right to pursue a personal injury claim against the defendant once located and detained.
Personal injury victims have the option to be compensated for things such a medical and hospital bills, future case, and pain and suffering.
Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyer
Following a hit-and-run, it is important that victims of a collision contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Bond & Taylor is available to provide guidance and legal counseling, and can be reached at 833-266-3534.