Santa Monica’s Top Personal Injury Lawyer Arthur Liberty of Liberty & Associates Discusses the Past Year Since the City of Los Angeles Acknowledged Its Hit-and-Run Crisis
Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) April 24, 2014
40,000 hit-and-run collisions occur in Los Angeles County every year resulting 8,000 injuries or deaths. While the national average for Hit-and-Runs is about 11%, in Los Angeles County the rate is over 50%. On the streets of Los Angeles, there are now a staggering 20,000 hit-and-run injury accidents annually.
Los Angeles now officially acknowledges that a majority of all injury street accidents and a slew of recent deaths resulted from Hit-and-Runs. It has only been one year since LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck declared that Los Angeles is suffering from a “Hit-and-Run Crises” with another 7% increase in fatal and severe injury hit-and-runs expected to be reflected in the upcoming 2013 statistics.
The Automobile Club of America found that unlicensed drivers are 66 times more likely to be a hit-and-run driver than a licensed driver. The California Department of Motor Vehicles reports that unlicensed drivers are three times more likely to be involved in fatal collisions. The high number of hit-and-runs corresponds to the high number of undocumented who are unlicensed.