A man was killed by a hit-and-run driver on the 210 Freeway in the early morning hours of March 30. The crash occurred west of the Interstate 605 Freeway in Irwindale, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Police said they first received reports of a disabled car on the eastbound side of the 210 Freeway around 1:35 a.m. Soon after, they received reports of an injured pedestrian in the same area. Apparently, a dark gray sedan became disabled on the highway and was struck by a semi. The driver of the sedan was either ejected from his vehicle or exited on his own and was then hit by a white compact car. He was fatally injured by the impact.

The semi driver pulled over to render aid, but the driver of the white vehicle fled from the scene. According to the CHP, a witness wrote down the suspect’s license plate number, and officers were able to locate the vehicle at a Glendora residence. The driver was arrested at approximately 3:16 a.m.

When someone is killed in a fatal car crash, their family may be faced with financial burdens in addition to their grief. If the decedent was a primary wage earner in the family, their surviving next of kin may find it difficult to meet their financial obligations in the future. However, with the aid of an attorney, the victim’s family could file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver that took the life of their loved one. While a lawsuit can never make up for their emotional loss, it could bring much needed financial relief to help cover funeral costs, loss of income and any other damages a court deems appropriate given the circumstances of the case.

Source: ABC 7, “Man Killed In 210 Freeway Hit-And-Run; Suspect In Custody,” March 30, 2015