Trina Newman Fatally Struck By Hit-and-Run Driver After Giving Gifts at a Local Community Center in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA (December 27, 2022) – Trina Newman (61) was identified as the fatality in a hit-and-run crash near Broadway and 88th Street. According to Centre Daily, the crash was reported around 3:25 pm on Christmas Eve.
Trina Newman was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver after dropping off Christmas gifts at a local community center in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Police Department reported a fatal hit-and-run crash in the area of South Broadway and 88th Street.
Responding officers pronounced the victim dead at the scene. She was recently identified by news outlets as Trina Newman.
Newman was remembered by loved ones as a loving mom, minister, and community activist.
According to reports, Newman was walking back to her car after dropping off Christmas gifts at a local community center when the crash occurred.
The hit-and-run driver ran a red light and struck Newman at a speed of 40 mph. The driver reportedly fled the scene and failed to render aid to the victim.
If you have any information regarding the hit-and-run driver, you can call South Traffic Division Detective Geitheim or Officer Hurd at (213) 713-9579.
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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 Trina Newman 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 Trina Newman.
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