56-Year-Old Woman Sleeping on Sidewalk Fatally Hit near Figueroa Place

WILMINGTON, CA (April 21, 2022) – Early Monday morning, Olivia Espinoza was killed in a hit-and-run accident on E Street.

The crash occurred near the intersection of E Street and Figueroa Place around 1:45 a.m.

Reports indicate that a white four-door GMC SUV approached E Street and hit a woman asleep on the sidewalk. Upon impact, the SUV driver got out of the car and escaped on foot, eventually getting into another Nissan Altima heading east on E Street.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medics pronounced the severely injured pedestrian dead at the scene. Authorities later identified her as Olivia Espinoza.

Meanwhile, investigators seek the public’s help to identify the runaway driver. At this time, the deadly strike remains under active investigation.


The team at Sweet James sends out their heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of Olivia Espinoza who are grieving the loss of their loved one.


Losing someone in a pedestrian accident is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and they are here to help. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. Let their attorneys help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation. Click here to request a police report.

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