Emilio Perez Killed in Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident at Olympic Boulevard and Lake Street, Vanessa Gutierrez Arrested

Emilio Perez Dies after Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident at Olympic Boulevard and Lake Street


Los Angeles, California (December 5, 2019) – A woman was arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident that occurred last month in Union area.

The fatal pedestrian accident happened at Olympic Boulevard and Lake Street at about 2:30 p.m. November 21.

The California Highway Patrol said 38-year-old Emilio Perez was pushing a cart in the area and was hit by a light-colored Tesla Model 3.

Perez was seriously injured and was taken to a local hospital where he died on November 25.

35-year-old Vanessa Gutierrez, who the police had identified as the person of interest, surrendered to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division.  She was booked on suspicion of hit-and-run.

No other information was provided.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.