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Hit-and-run driver kills woman in front of Long Beach City College


A hit-and-run driver crashed into three cars in front of Long Beach City College on Wednesday, killing a woman.

The accident occurred about 11:15 a.m. at Carson St. and Clark Ave. According to the Long Beach Police Department, the hit-and-run driver, Mario Palafox, 21-years-old, was speeding down Carson on the wrong side of the road in a 1992 Lexus sedan. Palafox lost control of his car, went up onto the median, and crashed into three cars waiting to turn left onto Clark.

The driver of the first car struck, Elan Logay, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Logay was a professor at Santa Ana College and mother of two daughters.

A witness helped Palafox, the hit-and-run driver, out of his vehicle. Palafox then fled onto the college campus. Officers located Palafox near the campus auditorium and arrested him. He was taken into custody on suspicion of vehicular homicide, felony hit and run, and being an unlicensed driver.

If you or a loved done has suffered injury or death as the result of a car accident, including a hit-and-run accident or an accident involving an unlicensed driver, you should speak with a personal injury lawyer about your right to compensation.

McGee, Lerer & Associates is a Long Beach firm that handles exclusively personal injury cases. Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer, a husband and wife team of attorneys, specialize in serious injury and wrongful death cases. They have offices in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Santa Monica.

The attorneys are available 24/7 for a free consultation. If they take your case, there is no upfront fee. They are paid out of the money they collect for their client when the case resolves.