Fatal Hit and Run Accident in Compton

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Bell 206 ...

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A man was killed on Tuesday evening in Compton, California after a vehicle ran him over and dragged him under the car for some time. The driver fled the scene and s/he has yet to have been found.

The accident occurred around 8:45 p.m. at the intersection of Alameda Street and Oak Street. The victim has not been identified; however, it has been reported that he was a 65-year-old male. He was dragged 75 feet before being released by the vehicle.

According to witness reports, the driver did not stop at the intersection and continued to drive northbound on Alameda Street before turning onto Pine Street.

The Los Angeles Police Department is still searching for the driver, but it has been stated that s/he was driving a white sedan, possibly a Pontiac or a Chevy. There was significant damage to the car.

The accident is currently under investigation and the police are looking to nearby businesses that may have surveillance footage of the incident. If anyone has any information regarding the driver or the accident, please contact the authorities.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact a Compton car accident lawyer who can assist you with identifying negligence, filing insurance claims; and can ensure that you receive the highest possible compensation for the damages that you have suffered, including punitive damages in the event of serious injury or death.