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L.A. police seek hit-and-run suspect

The Crenshaw District of Los Angeles is currently being combed by police who are looking for the suspect involved in a hit-and-run crash that left one man dead. The crash occurred around 1 a.m. Monday morning in the 4700 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Police believe the victim of the hit-and-run, a 37-year-old man, was using the crosswalk to get to his car, when he was struck by a driver traveling eastbound. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released pending notification of relatives. Investigators state the suspect who drove away is now wanted on felony hit-and-run charges.

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was closed in both directions for nearly four hours while police investigated the deadly crash, which officials and neighbors say is a crime that happens often in the area. "This is one of the most dangerous intersections in Los Angeles," said one Crenshaw District resident. "Somebody could be standing right there to cross the street and it's like the guys driving cars won't even recognize them; they'll just keep on going."

"Fleeing and leaving somebody lying in the middle of the street is just inhumane," said an LAPD Detective.

Area residents who are upset with motorists who drive rapidly down the boulevard with little to no regard toward pedestrians, say it's about time something is done. "The streets are like a racetrack," said another resident. "People have been hurt very badly. Kids have been hit. There have been accidents as each driver tries to beat the turn. They don't care."

The suspect's vehicle was described as a 1999-2002 champagne-colored Land Rover Discovery. While police believe the SUV may have front-end damage, a physical description of the suspect has not yet been released.

Hit-and-run accidents are a felony which are subject to not just criminal actions, but punitive damages beyond the criminal procedure. If you or a loved one are involved in a personal injury or even a death due to a hit-and-run incident, prepare yourself with an attorney who specializes in these types of cases.

ABC News 7, "Crenshaw District hit-and-run crash kills man; suspect sought" Darsha Philips, Aug. 12, 2013

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