Los Angeles Working to Decrease Amount of Hit-and-Run Accidents

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City officials have been working with lawmakers to work to stop the rising number of accidents that end in a hit-and-run.

According to reports, an estimated 4,000 people are killed in nearly 20,000 reported hit-and-run accidents each year. Most of the incidents only involve property damage; however, the amount of people killed is still staggering.

Nearly half of all reported collisions in Los Angeles result with a driver fleeing the scene.

The responsibility lies with LAPD’s Traffic Divisions, but they will also be working with City Hall and law enforcement to ensure that this number goes down. Recommendations to increase the penalties for those who leave the scene of an accident were well received and may deter those who in the future consider fleeing.

It is not only the law officers who are working together to improve this dire situation; it should also be the community. Los Angeles residents should assist in making accidents less tragic by supporting this project.

Hit-and-run accidents are incredibly inconvenient and sometimes life-changing. If you or someone you know has been involved in an hit-and-run accident, or any other kind of accident, contact a Los Angeles injury attorney today. We can assist you with identifying negligence, filing insurance claims; and can ensure that your compensation is appropriate based on the damages from which you have suffered.

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