On the early morning of October 24, a man was killed in a fiery hit-and-run accident on the 605 Freeway in Whittier, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Prior to the deadly crash that occurred near Slauson Avenue, authorities received a call about 2 a.m. reporting a black Chevrolet Camaro that was being driven recklessly and weaving in and out of traffic.
The collision caused both vehicles to catch fire. One man was killed. The driver of the Camaro fled the scene.
All northbound lanes of the 605 Freeway between Slauson Avenue and Telegraph Road were closed for several hours following the accident.
At this time, an investigation is still underway. Neither the identity nor a description of the suspect has been released as of yet.
California law requires drivers to stay at the scene of an accident if someone is hurt or property is damaged under Vehicle Code sections 20002 and 20003. Fleeing the scene of an accident is not just unethical – it is considered a serious crime with serious penalties, including jail time.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a hit-and-run accident, you may still be able to get full compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. The experienced car accident lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm can help you explore all of your insurance coverage options so you can get the financial assistance you need to make a full recovery. For a free consultation, call 1-800-52-CRASH.