Fullerton, CA (March 9, 2022) – One person was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident that took place in Fullerton on Tuesday evening, March 8.
Orange County officials confirmed that the accident happened at 6:37 p.m. at the intersection of East Chapman Avenue and Clark Avenue. A driver was traveling westbound in the area when it struck a pedestrian who was walking in the northbound lanes of traffic. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene of the crash.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Police found the pedestrian down in the westbound lanes with traumatic injuries. He was treated at the scene by first responders and then rushed to an area hospital. He was tragically pronounced dead while there.
Due to the severity of the collision, the roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrians are known for being the most at-risk parties on California roadways. This is due to the fact that they have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are killed and thousands more sustain injuries. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 893 pedestrians were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents, which was a 26% increase from 2014 in California. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident. If you and your family have sustained these immense losses, you should have the skilled help of an attorney on your side.
There are many risks to those who choose to walk on our roads, as drivers can lose control at any time. Drivers are expected to pay close attention to the roads around them but do not always do so, which can lead to a serious accident. If you have lost someone close to you in a pedestrian accident, you may be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. While you are grieving your losses, you should never have to worry about the bills that pile up against you. It is crucial that you speak with a Fullerton wrongful death attorney at this time.
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys at Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer are here to help you. We understand how overwhelming a fatal pedestrian accident can be and offer our help and resources when you need them the most. Though no amount of money can bring back a loved one, it can help you on financial levels so that you do not have to deal with any financial stress. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:
We are here for you during one of the most difficult times in your life. Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Fullerton at (888) 539-3154 for more information on your available options.
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