Jasmin Morales Killed in Mission Hills Pedestrian Accident on 118 Freeway 

Jasmin Morales ID'd as Woman Hit and Killed by Vehicles after Assaulting Uber Driver on 118 Freeway in Mission Hills

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Mission Hills, California – 21-year-old Jasmin Recendiz Morales, of Los Angeles, has been identified as the woman who was struck and killed by a 2008 Nissan Altima after she ran onto the active freeway in Mission Hills on Saturday.

The fatal accident happened on the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway at around 12:30 a.m., April 10.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Morales was riding in a Uber when she started assaulting the driver for unknown reasons.

The Uber driver then pulled over onto the right shoulder of the freeway and got out of the car when Morales then jumped into the driver’s seat and attempted to drive away.

The Uber driver took the keys out of the ignition and pulled Morales out of the car, but she continued attacking him.

The Uber driver managed to get back to his vehicle and drove away.

Morales then ran onto traffic and was struck by a 2008 Nissan Altima.

Morales was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Uber driver was treated for minor injuries sustained during the attack.

Police are investigating the incident.

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.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  1. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  5. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  6. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  7. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  1. 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.

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.