Girl Killed in DUI Car Accident at Avenue and 165th Street in Los Angeles, George Kokoteev Arrested

1 Killed, 3 Injured in Los Angeles Car Accident at Avenue and 165th Street

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Los Angeles, California (October 9, 2019) – A 61-year-old motorist has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run car accident that killed a 5-year-old girl on Tuesday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 9 p.m. October 8, in the area of Avenue and 165th Street.

61-year-old George Kokoteev was driving an SUV on the roadway when he drifted into the opposite lanes and collided head-on with an oncoming sedan.

A 5-year-old girl in the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene.

The girl was not publicly identified.

The sedan driver and at least one other passenger sustained moderate injuries in the collision.

Kokoteev sustained major injuries and was hospitalized before being arrested on suspicion of DUI.

No further information was provided.             

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.