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Long Beach Hit-And-Run Victim Dies Weeks Later

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Leonard Smith, a 74-yer old Long Beach resident, was a victim of a hit-and-run crash in August. The incident happened along Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in the afternoon of August 23rd. The driver of the vehicle that struck Smith left the scene, but then returned after police officers arrived.

Smith was taken to the hospital with injuries on his torso. At that time, his injuries were not life-threatening. Smith remained in the hospital for about three weeks. On September 6th, police were notified that Smith had died. According to the coroner’s office, Smith’s cause of death was related to his injuries form the hit-and-run crash.

It is still undetermined whether the driver will face charges. The driver is described to be a 30-year old man from Lancaster driving a 2000 Cadillac SUV.

Mesriani Law Group’s car accident and wrongful death attorneys work with personal injury victims across different cities and counties in California. Call our offices today and let our skilled and experienced attorneys help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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Rodney Mesriani
Rodney Mesriani

Rodney Mesriani is the principal partner of the Los Angeles and Santa Monica based Mesriani Law Group. He specializes in personal injury and employment law while also being an accomplished litigator and trial attorney. Rodney is an aggressive negotiator and a well-known and respected attorney in the areas of practice he specializes in.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University Northridge before attending Southwestern School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. While being an accomplished personal injury and employment lawyer, Rodney Mesriani has made it a point to attend numerous State Sponsored MCLE events and seminars over the years as a law practitioner to be informed of the latest laws and litigation strategies.



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