Andrew Jelmert Died After Hit-and-Run Crash During an AIDS Ride in Griffith Park, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA (April 17, 2022) – Andrew Jelmert (77) died after he got involved in a hit-and-run accident while cycling during an event, “AIDS/LifeCycle’s SoCal Day on the Ride.” According to FOX 11, the incident happened at around 3:49 pm on Saturday (April 16).
According to authorities, they’ve arrested the alleged driver involved in the hit-and-run crash. However, identification is unavailable.
Andrew Jelmert died in Griffith Park after getting in a hit-and-run.
AIDS/LifeCycle shared a statement on the Facebook page, “we are heartbroken to share the news that a cyclist participating in AIDS/LifeCycle’s SoCal Day on the Ride lost their life after being struck by a vehicle yesterday, on April 16.”
Incoming CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center Joe Hollendoner also stated, “we revere each and every participant on AIDS/LifeCycle, who dedicate their time, energy, passion, and power to lift up a cause close to their hearts. We mourn with our community.”
According to the post, Jelmert was a five-time participant of the AIDS/LifeCycle’s cycling event. He was also a Different Spokes member.
Personal Injury Claims (Wrongful Death) in Los Angeles
In this case, the family members of Andrew Jelmert can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, 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.
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Google Map of Hit-and-Run Accident in Griffith Park During AIDS Ride in Los Angeles, CA
More About Hit-and-Run Accident Liability
Legal liability for a hit-and-run accident can have various implications. Generally, the victim can file a lawsuit against you for any property damages and injuries caused by the accident. Losses can also include medical costs, lost wages, and more. Liability insurance is the first option to cover these damages. However, some cases might go to court depending on the case’s circumstances. Hit-and-run accident 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 are able to 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.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Andrew Jelmert Killed.
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