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Woman Mowed Down by Car in Hawthorne and Killed


A female pedestrian was killed when she was mowed down by a car in Hawthorne on Thursday.

The accident happened about 8:35 p.m. on Doty Ave. According to the Hawthorne Police Department, a man and woman were arguing in the middle of the street. The woman’s mother, age 67, arrived and got caught in the middle of the argument. The man, 25-year-old Amir Bass, got into his car to leave. As he was driving away, he hit the 67-year-old woman, causing her death. The victim’s daughter, age 32, suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

The driver fled the scene. Hawthorne police located him and his car shortly after the accident. He was taken into custody.

What Should Family Members Do After a Loved One is Killed in a Car Accident?

Family members of someone who was killed in a car accident should speak with a personal injury lawyer after an accident to find out about their rights. No one can bring back their deceased family member. But a lawyer can get look into getting them compensation for the loss of their loved one.

Possible sources of compensation are the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, and the victim’s uninsured/underinsured motorist policy. Read more about uninsured/underinsured motorist claims here.

McGee, Lerer & Associates is a personal injury law firm that specializes in serious injury and death cases. A car accident lawyer at our firm is available 24/7 for a free consultation. We have five office locations: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Pasadena and Santa Monica.