Oscar Suarez Arrested after El Sereno Hit-And-Run on Alhambra and Bullard Avenues


Oscar Suarez Arrested in El Sereno Pedestrian Crash on Alhambra and Bullard Avenues

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Oscar Suarez Arrested in El Sereno Pedestrian Crash on Alhambra and Bullard Avenues

El Sereno, California – Authorities have made an arrest in connection with an El Sereno hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a pedestrian in the area of Alhambra and Bullard avenues Thursday evening.

According to police, Guillermo Cartagena, 75, was trying to cross the street at around 6:50 p.m. October 22, when he was hit by a white Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck.

The driver reportedly stopped momentarily to check on the victim then fled the scene of the accident.

Emergency crews transported Cartagena to a hospital with critical injuries. 

Authorities said Oscar Suarez, 44, turned himself in at around 11:20 a.m. Saturday, October 23, and was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run and other warrants.

Police said the suspect was driving a 2000-2010 white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. The vehicle had a washing equipment in the back.

The accident is under investigation.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney 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. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

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. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

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