Antonio Lopez ID’d in Hit-and-Run Crash

January 4, 2023

Deadly Pedestrian Accident in Koreatown, Los Angeles 

45-year-old Antonio Lopez fell victim to a hit-and-run pedestrian crash in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles.

The incident occurred on December 29th on Western Avenue, just north of Wilshire Boulevard. 

It was around 12:50 a.m. when Lopez was struck outside of a marked crosswalk.

The southbound vehicle struck the man and fled the scene immediately after. 

Police are still searching for the suspect. 

Unfortunately, Lopez was declared dead at the scene. 

An active investigation remains underway.

California has the highest pedestrian fatality rate which is 25% higher than the national average. 

Due to the vulnerability that pedestrians face on the road, it is important that they take the proper precaution. Below are some tips: 

  • Avoid distractions (headphones, use of cell phone)
  • Be aware of your surroundings 
  • Adhere to all traffic laws & signals 
  • Always use the crosswalk 

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a pedestrian crash, contact Avian Law Group today. You can reach our firm at (888) 231-3513.

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