Archbishop L J Guillory, Ombudsman General: Showed His Support For Awareness Around The Hit & Run Crimes in Los Angeles County
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Our analysis of hit-and-run crashes found that about one in five of all pedestrian fatalities are hit-and-runs, and 60% of hit-and-run fatalities have pedestrians as victims. "Alcohol is a major, major part of the problem, from the driver's perspective, especially. The main thing we can do as a society to sort of combat this problem is to simply be more alert as pedestrians and drivers."
"People find themselves in these situations, and what do you do?" says Sara Solnick, chairwoman of the Department of Economics at the University of Vermont, who has studied hit-and-run crashes.
"Drivers are more likely to run if they feel there is a reason to do so. They're more likely to have high blood-alcohol content, or they're driving without a license, or they're very young drivers."
"It's most paramount that we bring Attention and Awareness around the 'Hit and Run' Crimes, in Los Angeles County." So, The Ombudsman General says:
"Paying Attention could Save Lives. Don't turn an Accident into a Crime - Stick around Render Aid, call 911 and be responsible!"