5/3 Buena Park, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident at Western Ave & Melrose St

Buena Park, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident at Western Ave & Melrose St

Buena Park, CA (May 3, 2022) – One person lost their life in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident at an intersection in Buena Park on Monday night, May 2.

Buena Park officials confirmed that the accident happened at 9:52 p.m. at the intersection of Western Avenue and Melrose Street. A male pedestrian was allegedly walking in the area when he started to cross the street at the intersection. The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle that was traveling southbound. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the crash before police could arrive.

Paramedics and numerous other local responders were called to the scene to assist those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified by police, was tragically pronounced dead due to traumatic injuries.

The roadway was blocked in multiple lanes of traffic until police were able to clear the scene. Police believe that the driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian was in a blue Toyota SUV. They have not confirmed if they found the driver responsible at this time.

The investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Our attorneys would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim.

Pedestrian Accidents in California 

Every year, California tends to see more pedestrian accidents than other states throughout the U.S. In 2018, research showed that approximately 893 pedestrians lost their lives in California accidents. This was an unfortunate 26% increase from 2014. These numbers rise every single year as more and more pedestrians utilize our roads. Though drivers are supposed to be on the lookout for pedestrians at all times, these accidents still take place every year. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident can affect your life in many ways. This is why you should have the assistance of a legal advocate on your side.

Families often wonder where they can turn after a fatal pedestrian accident. Losing somebody you love in a pedestrian accident can have a mental, emotional, and financial impact on your life. If you are feeling the strain of one of these accidents, you should have the help of a Buena Park pedestrian accident attorney on your side. Bringing a wrongful death claim can be necessary if you feel as if you are out of options. Many different parties may be eligible to bring a claim, including the following:

  • The child of a decedent
  • The decedent’s parents
  • Their spouse
  • A personal representative of the estate

You have options and should speak with a Buena Park wrongful death attorney immediately.

The aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident can be a difficult time, which is why our attorneys at Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer are here for you. If you believe that a driver has breached the duty of care and it led to the death of a loved one, you have options. We will take your claim seriously from start to finish so that you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Buena Park at (888) 539-3154 for more information on how we can help you.

Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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