Echo Park, California (February 24, 2020) – A woman was killed and her husband was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident in Echo Park, Los Angeles, on Monday morning.
The accident happened at Sunset Boulevard and White Knoll Drive at about 1 a.m. according to the California Highway Patrol.
The authorities said a man and her wife had just left the nearby Club Bahia when they were hit by a dark-colored sedan.
The Los Angeles Fire Department officers responded to the incident and transported to the two pedestrians to the hospital.
The woman, believed to be in her 50s, succumbed to her injuries while undergoing treatment.
The man, believed to be in his early 70s, remained in critical condition.
The motorist briefly stopped after the accident before driving away.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact LAPD’s Central Traffic division at 213-833-3746.
What to Do At the Accident Scene
Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.
- Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
- Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
- Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
- If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
- Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
- If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
- Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
- Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.
After leaving the accident scene,
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
- Get a property damage valuation.
- If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
- Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
- Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.