Jadelynn Kwok and Michael Fiorillo Died in Hit-and-Run Accident on 91 Freeway near Compton in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA (May 3, 2022) – Jadelynn Kwok (18) and Michael Fiorillo (24) died in a hit-and-run accident on 91 Freeway near Compton in Los Angeles. According to ABC 7, the incident happened at around 12:30 am on Saturday (April 30).
Couple Jadelynn Kwok and Michael Fiorillo identified as fatalities in a hit-and-run crash on 91 Freeway.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), an unknown driver went eastbound on 91 Freeway near Acacia Avenue. Then, the driver hit Kwok and Fiorillo’s vehicle which caused the couple’s demise. Investigators also noted that the unknown driver’s vehicle is a Honda.
Since the accident, Kwok and Fiorillo’s loved ones have visited the accident site everyday to place candles and flowers. Family remembered Kwok as a caring person. Kwok’s sister Mikaylee Kwok shared with ABC 7, “her smile made everybody happy.”
“She was like a sense of home. She’s so goofy. She made everybody laugh. Everybody who was around her was always happy. She lit up everybody’s world,” she continued.
Kwok’s brother Ethan Kwok also shared, “she always did everything for me.” “When I was hungry, she always got me food. Even when she couldn’t be home, she always got me food somehow, and I just love her. She was really kind,” he shared.
The couple’s family and friends set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for funeral costs. They stated in the page, “they were loved by their parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and everyone that knew them. They brought so much joy and happiness and a sense of home to everyone that knew them. Jade and Michael enjoyed doing what they do best.”
At the moment, the Honda’s driver is still at large. According to reports shared with ABC 7, the unknown driver went out of his car to pick up debris after the crash and drove off without providing assistance to the victims.
If you have any information about this accident, you can contact the CHP at 424-551-4000.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Jadelynn Kwok and Michael Fiorillo.
Google Map of Hit-and-Run Accident on 91 Freeway Near Compton 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.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Los Angeles
In this case, the family members of Jadelynn Kwok and Michael Fiorillo 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.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
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