Fullerton, CA (August 25, 2023) – The Fullerton Police Department fielded reports of a pedestrian crash after a truck crashed through a house in the area and pinned the woman underneath the vehicle on Friday morning, August 25.
Officers with the Fullerton PD arrived on the scene, located around Wilshire Avenue, and found the victim pinned under a silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. Medical personnel were dispatched and transported the woman to the hospital, where she received stitches and other treatment for a leg injury.
Initial inquiries suggest that the victim was sitting on her couch when the driver of the truck slammed through the front of the home, causing the structure to partially collapse and debris to fall onto the woman.
The driver, an identified adult male, attempted to leave the scene but was stopped by neighbors. Local surveillance footage showed the man driving his truck erratically before the crash and taking out a mailbox on another homeowner’s front lawn before crashing into the victim’s house.
The man was apprehended by police and taken to an area hospital. An investigation is still ongoing, and the FPD provided no further details in the meantime.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her loved ones. We hope for her complete recovery.
Orange County locals are taking advantage of the region’s beautiful weather and scenery by walking more. Sadly, pedestrians have a greater fatality rate in car accidents than drivers and passengers. Moreover, as one of the most hazardous states for pedestrians, California sees far too many victims wounded in motor accidents. There were 7127 pedestrian deaths in California between 2008 and 2019. The total death toll in California rose by 34.4% during this time period, while the death toll for pedestrians rose by 34.5% during this time period.
According to the information given by the Orange County coroner’s office, 375 pedestrians were killed by vehicles in Orange County throughout the five years concluding on the final day of 2021. According to data on pedestrian accidents in Orange County, those who are out and about near major thoroughfares are extremely vulnerable to serious injury or death.
Because they are so much more susceptible to catastrophic injury or death, pedestrians need to be aware of and cautious around automobiles at all times. Pedestrians can reduce their risk of being involved in an accident by taking some simple measures and adhering to some basic safety guidelines.
However, if a loved one was harmed or died in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to file a claim for financial compensation. Taking legal action against the at-fault party can help you get some answers about your loved one’s death and relieve some of the financial strain imposed by the tragedy. You should consult an attorney as soon as possible since insurance companies and state law set severe filing deadlines.
Our trusted legal advocates are available at Russell & Lazarus, APC, if you or a loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian automobile collision. To find out how we may help you, please call (888) 539-3154 and speak with our Orange County pedestrian accident attorney.
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