Anaheim, CA (April 25, 2022) – On Monday morning, April 25, one person was killed in a fatal pedestrian crash in Anaheim.
Police confirmed that the accident happened around 12:52 a.m. on the Santa Ana 5 Freeway. A pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified by police, was crossing over lanes of traffic when they were suddenly struck by a white pickup truck in the number 1 lane. The driver of the pickup truck immediately fled the scene of the crash.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian was severely injured when he was found by police. They were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
A motorist later contacted California Highway Patrol officials around 1:33 a.m. to say that he believed he struck something on the highway. The driver pulled over at Disneyland Drive to wait for the police. It is not known if he was charged.
The roadway was blocked in all southbound lanes of traffic for an extended period of time. The roadway was completely reopened around 4:20 a.m.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrians are some of the most at-risk parties on our roads in the state of California. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving any type of vehicle. Pedestrians are most likely to lose their lives in an accident. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 893 pedestrians were killed on roads throughout California. If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever endured. Losing a loved one can affect your life in a variety of ways, which is why you should speak with an Anaheim pedestrian accident attorney who has your best interests in mind. An attorney will be able to play a vital role in your claim, especially if you have never lost a loved one in an accident in the past. As you are grieving your losses, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should speak with a skilled Anaheim wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
Our attorneys at Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian crash. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after you have sustained these immense losses. You should never have to worry about the stress of a fatal accident on your own. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including the following:
We are here for you every step of the way as you navigate the legal system in California. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Anaheim at (888) 539-3154 for more information on how we can help you.
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