Crenshaw Hit-and-Run Left a Grandfather Fatal and His Grandson Injured in the Crenshaw Neighborhood of South Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA (July 15, 2023) – Marco Tulio Santizo (85) succumbed to fatal injuries in a Crenshaw hit-and-run in the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw neighborhood. His grandson also sustained injuries from the collision. According to ABC7, the accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.
A Crenshaw hit-and-run left a grandfather dead and his grandson injured after being struck by a driver in the Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a fatal Crenshaw hit-and-run involving a vehicle and two men on foot in the 4200 block of Santa Rosalia Drive in South Los Angeles.
One pedestrian succumbed to his injuries, while the other victim sustained injuries from the crash.
The authorities identified the fatality as 85-year-old Marco Tulio Santizo.
According to reports, the pedestrians were coming home from work as they crossed West Boulevard when a vehicle traveling east on West Santa Rosalia Drive collided with them and fled.
Unfortunately, the 85-year-old victim died at the scene. His 41-year-old grandson, Marco Tulio Herrera Santizo, also sustained injuries from the crash. He is now in stable condition at a local hospital.
Moreover, the family mentioned that there were no operating video cameras in the area at the time of the accident.
Police are now looking for the hit-and-run driver, suspected of speeding at the time of the collision. Authorities seek the public’s help locating a dark-colored vehicle of unknown make and model.
Anyone with information regarding this Crenshaw hit-and-run crash may call Officer Lopez del Haro at 323-421-2500 between 8:00 a.m. and noon. to 5 p.m. From Monday to Friday.
Calls should be addressed to the South Traffic Watch Commander at 323-421-2577 during non-business hours or on weekends or contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).
Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go to lacrimestoppers.org to remain anonymous.
J&M Tip: Hit-and-run accidents occur when a driver involved in a crash leaves the scene without stopping, assisting, and exchanging information with the injured victim. Hit-and-run violation escalates to a felony if victims succumb to their injuries.
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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 Marco Tulio Santizo in this Crenshaw hit-and-run 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
- Car Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
- Truck 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, San Diego, 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 victims.
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