Anaheim, CA (April 22, 2023) – On Saturday morning in Anaheim, a woman in her forties was killed when the driver of a speeding SUV who was evading police lost control of the car and hit her.
Anaheim police sergeant Jon McClintock said the suspect was located several hours after the fatal crash less than half a mile from the scene.
At 1:20 a.m., a collision was reported in the 700 block of North East Street; according to McClintock, the driver, who was wanted by Placentia police on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle, fled the scene on foot. Prior to the collision, Placentia police had been pursuing the SUV but had called it off.
According to the sergeant, the woman was taken to the hospital but later died there. The Anaheim Police Department delayed disclosing her identity but added that the suspect was found and apprehended a short time later.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time, and any witnesses were asked to contact the police.
Our sincere condolences are extended to the deceased woman’s family.
There has been a rise in the number of pedestrian fatalities caused by car collisions in California. California is experiencing a rise in the number of pedestrians who are seriously injured or killed as a result of this issue.
In reality, the number of pedestrians killed by cars in California grew by 25% between 2014 and 2018, with nearly 900 documented deaths.
Californians who walk should be wary of the potential risks they face and cautious around cars. Pedestrians are particularly at risk for serious injury or death because there is little they can do to avoid being struck by a car unexpectedly. Nonetheless, pedestrians can attempt to keep themselves safe by taking certain measures and following some safety advice.
You may be eligible to file a claim for damages if a loved one was harmed or died in a pedestrian accident. Taking legal action against the at-fault party can help you find closure for your loss and alleviate the financial strain caused by your loved one’s death. There are severe filing deadlines with insurance companies, so you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Please contact Russell & Lazarus, APC if you or a loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident involving a motor vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in the Orange County region, please call (888) 539-3154 to speak with a lawyer about your legal options.
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