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Elderly Pedestrian Killed in Double Hit-and-Run

An elderly pedestrian was killed in a double hit-and-run on Saturday morning in Pacoima.

The hit-and-run accident happened at about 6 a.m. The victim, 79-year-old Virginia Ramirez of Pacoima, was crossing the street in an unmarked crosswalk at Glenoaks Blvd. and Mercer St. in Pacoima. A driver struck the pedestrian, got out of his vehicle and looked at her lying in the street, then got back in his vehicle and drove away. Witnesses describe the driver as a Hispanic male, and his vehicle as a bright red pickup truck, possibly a Nissan Frontier.

Then a second car struck the pedestrian and drove away. That car is described as possibly a white Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The second driver was a female.

Police are seeking the public's help locating the two hit-and-run drivers.

If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, speak with a Santa Monica personal injury attorney at McGee, Lerer & Associates. Attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer can advise you about your right to compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and possibly punitive damages.