Fatal hit-and-run suspect turns himself in
The suspect involved in the fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on Saturday night in Koreatown has turned himself in to authorities on Monday evening. On Saturday night, a 42 year-old man was hit at the intersection of Olympic and Norton and pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.
Pursuant to California Vehicle Code section 20002, any driver that is involved in a collision that results in any damage must stop at the nearest location so as not to impede traffic and make contact with the other party involved. Each party is also responsible for exchanging driver’s license information, registration information and valid insurance information in order to comply with California law.
Failure to stop, notify the other party or exchange this information can lead to an arrest or a notice to appear for a court date for a misdemeanor violation of California Vehicle Code section 20002.
If you have been charged with a hit-and-run it is important to contact Attorney Ross Erlich immediately. The earlier the work is started on your case, the more options there are available for you. Taking action early on a hit-and-run can lead to dismissals of the charges, civilly compromising the matter with the victim or possible reduction of the charges to avoid negative impact on your driving record.
If you have been arrested, cited or have questions regarding a hit-and-run in Beverly Hills, the LAX/Airport area, at the Metropolitan Courthouse or anywhere in Los Angeles county, contact attorney Ross Erlich at (323) 222-4529.
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