Costa Mesa, CA (January 23, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash that took place at an intersection in Costa Mesa on Thursday night, January 20.
According to local officials, the accident happened at the intersection of Newport Boulevard and Industrial Way around 11:32 p.m. A 50-year-old male who was in a wheelchair was crossing the intersection when he was suddenly struck by the driver of a Toyota Highlander. The vehicle, which sustained front-end damage, fled the scene of the collision.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian was severely injured and rushed to a local hospital. He was tragically pronounced dead while there.
Police blocked a portion of the roadway at the intersection for some time. They did not confirm if they caught the driver responsible for the accident.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
More pedestrians are injured and lose their lives in accidents every year in California than many other states in the U.S. This is due to the fact that pedestrians have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 893 pedestrians lost their lives in California pedestrian accidents. Many people believe that you’re safer as a pedestrian than you are in a vehicle. However, this is a common misconception, as many pedestrian accidents happen and take lives every year. In fact, these accidents are increasing every year. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust in your time of need.
Having the help of a Costa Mesa pedestrian accident attorney, you can move forward knowing that your rights are being protected. It is actually rare that a person on foot is at fault for a pedestrian accident. Many of these accidents happen when motorists are engaged in reckless acts, including the following:
If you have sustained immense losses due to the actions of a driver, you have options. It is imperative that you speak with a Costa Mesa wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after an accident.
Our attorneys at Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer are here to help you move forward after you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. You should never put your rights at risk by attempting to handle a wrongful death claim on your own. We will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects. You have many options moving forward and should never have to stand alone after losing someone you love in an accident. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Costa Mesa at (888) 539-3154 for more information on how we can assist you.
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