Marie Alexander Fatally Struck in Tragic Hit-and-Run Crash in Watts
Los Angeles, CA (December 5, 2022) – Marie Alexander (89) was identified as the fatality in a hit-and-run crash near 109th Street and Central Avenue in Watts. According to ABC7, the crash happened around 11:00 pm on Thursday.
A search is underway for an unidentified hit-and-run driver who fatally struck Marie Alexander near 109th Street and Central Avenue in Watts.
The Los Angeles Police Department reported a fatal hit-and-run crash near 109th Street and Central Avenue in Watts.
The victim was identified by her family as Marie Alexander.
According to authorities, surveillance cameras from a nearby market captured the tragic accident on video. The victim was reportedly trying to cross the street when a dark-colored Chevrolet fatally struck her. The driver of the said vehicle did not stop and fled the scene.
A search for the hit-and-run driver is underway. The investigators believe that the vehicle is likely to be damaged on its front end.
Surviving family members of Marie Alexander said they will not stop until they get justice. They hope that the driver will do the right thing.
Her family remembers Alexander as a loving woman, an ambassador to their family, and a nurturing mother.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for those who would like to extend their help to the family.
Meanwhile, market owners near the area stated it’s dangerous for pedestrians as there is an issue with the lighting on the street. There was also a similar incident just a few days ago.
Google Map of Hit-and-Run Accident in Los Angeles, CA
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 Marie Alexander 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
- Car Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck 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 Marie Alexander.
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