[04-03-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – 53-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Killed After Hit-And-Run Collision in Echo Park

Published April 23, 2024

[04-03-2024] 53-Year-Old Male Pedestrian Killed After Hit-And-Run Collision in Echo ParkA 53-year-old male pedestrian was killed after a hit-and-run collision in Echo Park, Los Angeles, early Wednesday morning, April 3, 2024.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the fatal incident happened just before 1:45 a.m. around Sunset Boulevard and Boylston Street.

Investigators stated that the pedestrian was either walking on the street or crossing it when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver reportedly never stopped to check on the victim or call the authorities, fleeing the scene immediately.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after. The name of the deceased has not been released until the next of kin has been notified.

LAPD hasn’t released an official description of the suspect or the vehicle involved yet.

Investigations are ongoing.

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  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

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