Tujunga, CA (August 18, 2020) – A tragic collision reported on Monday morning in the Tujunga section of Los Angeles claimed one man's life during the early-morning hours. At approximately 1:45 a.m., on August 17, officers with the Los Angeles Police Department were requested to the site of a traffic-related incident on Foothill Boulevard.
Preliminary investigations surrounding the accident show that an 83-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 7100 block of Foothill Boulevard when a driver rammed the vehicle for unknown reasons. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene of the crash, leaving the critically injured man inside the vehicle. Emergency personnel responded to the site of the auto collision with officers from the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim, Benito So Jr., was immediately declared deceased at the scene.
The fleeing driver, who was identified as 21-year-old Davit Davtyan, later returned to the scene of the accident. Davtyan was subsequently arrested by responding officers and booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter. At this time, officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division are investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Benito So Jr at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in California
Car, truck, and SUV crashes throughout California claim the lives of more than 3,000 people each year. In many cases, these accidents are completely preventable. When drivers are speeding, engaging in distracting behaviors, impaired, or driving recklessly, they place their lives and the lives of others sharing the road at serious risk for injuries. When people lose their lives in traffic-related incidents, their families are often left with stacking financial obligations related to funeral arrangements and property damages. In some cases, families lose a source of income that they have grown to rely on. Families of those who lose their lives in preventable accidents as a result of another person's negligence should reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Torrance as soon as possible. Families may be able to collect compensation from at-fault drivers to help cover the costs they face for both economic and non-economic damages moving forward.
Working with a trusted and knowledgeable legal team after experience an unexpected loss can increase your chances of successfully recovering. The Torrance car accident attorneys at AgnewBrusavich have decades of experience helping families maximize their recoveries after enduring an unexpected loss. We strive to provide the most effective legal representation for our clients to ensure their best interests and legal rights are protected moving forward. Our team will investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one's accident and uncover critical details to support your legal claim. We use hard evidence and legal knowledge to aggressively negotiate full and fair settlements to ensure you are able to cover the costs of funeral services, pain and suffering, and more. If your loved one lost their life in an accident as a result of another driver's actions, contact our Long Beach personal injury attorneys at (310) 928-9081 to see how we can help you.
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