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75-Year-Old Grandfather of 10 Killed in Los Angeles Hit & Run


At 9:15 PM on April 27, 2022, an unidentified SUV driver sped through a left turn and aggressively crashed into a 75-year-old man. The unidentified driver was turning left onto Trinity Street from 41st Place when the horrid act took place.

The 75-year-old victim was known as Hector Castro Hirales, a loving grandfather of 10. Mr. Hirales was walking home from visiting his friends at a nearby park when the incident occurred. According to the Los Angeles Police Department and nearby surveillance footage, the SUV plowed into Mr. Hirales in an unmarked crosswalk. What’s even more unfortunate is how the unidentified driver failed to help the victim. Surveillance shows the SUV stopped for a brief second after plowing into the man, only to quickly drive away immediately after.

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The Investigation Begins

No further statements or details regarding the crash were released. Local officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the driver’s identification, arrest and conviction. Those who have any information should contact Officer J. Mendoza, Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or via email at 32010@lapdonline. Individuals can also contact the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746 during weekends and after-hours.

“He was soooo good with kids. He may have been 75, but he was as active as they come. Everyone in our neighborhood and the surrounding neighborhood loved him and knew him.”
Vanessa Aranda, Mr. Hirales’ Granddaughter

Hector Castro Hirales

“This senseless crime has broken our family, but has also just brought us together in a way of realizing that life is so short. In the blink of an eye, anything can happen,” Aranda said. “I want to believe in my heart that there is no person in this world that is so cruel and evil that can live with something like this. My heart tells me that this person is struggling also.”

Pursuing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Those who have experienced a heinous loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person or institution, may have the right to obtain proper compensation. In a society full of individuals always on the move, we can see which individuals put their own priorities before anyone else’s safety, leaving a trail of destruction in their path.

Who Can Pursue a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

With the help of a proper wrongful death lawyer, the spouse, children, siblings and/or parents of the deceased individual may potentially recover monetary compensation for the economic and non-economic damages incurred.

Wrongful Death Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages can include the sudden loss of the victim’s presence, emotional distress, physical pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of one’s life, damage to relationships with family members or spouses, loss of consortium, diminished quality of life and permanent disabilities and impairments.

Wrongful Death Economic Damages

Economic damages for wrongful death cases include lost earning capacity, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, vocational rehabilitation and out-of-pocket expenses. If you or someone you love has encountered a wrongful death due to the negligence of another, the best thing to do would be to contact your experienced wrongful death attorney.

Examples of Potential Wrongful Death Cases:
  • A collision where a drunk driver killed another
  • A contractor knowingly built an unsafe home which collapsed and killed the residents
  • A drug manufacturer produced a faulty medicine that caused fatal heart attacks in the patients that consumed them; and
  • A doctor misdiagnosed or failed to disclose to a patient that the lab found fatal, cancerous cells, which eventually spread and killed the patients.

Seeking Justice with a Wrongful Death Law Firm

The pain and suffering one can experience from a wrongful death are not only traumatic, but also long-lasting. It can be difficult for these individuals to go about their daily routine, taking away from their efficiency at work and diminishing their relationship with loved ones. Recover the right way by working with a reputable wrongful death attorney at Los Angeles City Law. By doing so, our professionals can answer all your questions and help you recover from your losses. For more information, speak with our superb legal team now.
Blog written by Jesamine

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