11-Year-Old Girl Fatally Struck by Wrong-Way Driver in a 60 Freeway Hit-and-Run in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA (March 23, 2023) – An 11-year-old girl was identified as the fatality in a 60 Freeway hit-and-run crash in Los Angeles. According to NBC Los Angeles, the crash occurred around 4:00 am on Wednesday.
A wrong-way driver fatally struck an 11-year-old girl in a 60 Freeway hit-and-run crash in Los Angeles.
The California Highway Patrol reported a tragic 60 Freeway hit-and-run crash in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
One victim died at the scene. The coroner’s office recently identified her as Angelique Zarate, an 11-year-old girl.
According to reports, the young girl was an occupant of a westbound Toyota Corolla. Their vehicle was on the 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights when a wrong-way driver struck them.
The driver continued on and later crashed into more vehicles near Crossroads Parkway. He then reportedly fled the scene on foot.
Authorities determined that the wrong-way driver was involved in a prior collision that caused his vehicle to spin out of control and face the wrong way.
The driver of the Toyota Corolla was also hospitalized for major injuries. A big rig driver also sustained a minor injury.
As of Thursday, no arrests have been reported yet.
Anyone with information regarding this tragic 60 Freeway hit-and-run can contact the CHP Santa Fe Springs Area Office at 562-868-0503.
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More About Hit-and-Run Accident Liability
Legal liability for a hit-and-run accident can have various implications. Generally, a victim can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver for any property damages and injuries caused by the accident. Your recoverable losses can include medical costs, lost wages, and more, depending on the damages sustained from the crash. Liability insurance is the first option to cover these damages. However, some cases might go to court depending on the case’s circumstances. For hit-and-run accidents, the penalties can include, but are not limited to:
- Up to 6 months of jail time
- Fine up to $1,000
- Probation and community service (depending on criminal history)
- Compensation to victims for damages
- Additional points on your California DMV record that can increase your insurance
You can learn more about what to do after a hit-and-run accident here. However, the most common course of action is to get legal advice from a skilled and experienced hit-and-run lawyer. Aside from navigating through your case, hit-and-run attorneys can help determine if your case can become a felony. They can also sort out compensation options whether you can locate the at-fault driver or not. Read more about getting a hit-and-run lawyer in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Los Angeles
In this case, the family members of the 11-year-old girl involved in this 60 Freeway hit-and-run crash can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Hit and Run Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Truck Accident
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Bicycle Accident
Indeed, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, getting your rightful compensation is also important to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of the 11-year-old girl.
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