Garden Grove, CA (June 28, 2023) – On Sunday morning in Garden Grove, a man was struck and killed by a vehicle, according to authorities.
The driver who struck the pedestrian also sustained head and limb injuries when her vehicle collided with a tree after the initial accident. She was the sole occupant of the vehicle, according to Sgt. Lino Santana of the Garden Grove Police Department.
Santana added that officers were dispatched to the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Nelson Avenue at 1:10 a.m. and reported that the woman was trapped inside her vehicle. She was eventually rescued and assessed by EMTs
Shortly thereafter, officers observed a deceased male about 75 yards east of the crash site, at the southeast corner of Chapman Avenue and Diane Street.
The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Alcohol and/or drugs are believed to have played a role in the collision, but the Orange County Crime Lab’s findings are pending, Santana stated. The investigation into the collision is ongoing in the meantime.
Our sincere condolences are extended to the deceased man’s family.
Considering the rising number of pedestrians killed or injured in car accidents in California, it goes without saying that walking about the state may be risky. A rising number of pedestrians in California are being seriously injured or killed as a direct consequence of this issue.
In reality, the number of pedestrians killed by cars in California grew by 25% between 2014 and 2018, with almost 900 documented fatalities.
Considering how easily they might be killed or seriously injured by automobiles, pedestrians should be aware of and cautious around them. Pedestrians may attempt to protect themselves by adopting a few measures and remembering a few safety rules. When it comes to the safety of walkers, bikers, and others, the following tips may go a long way:
However, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses if a loved one was harmed or died in a pedestrian accident. Legal action against the at-fault party may help you find closure for your loss and alleviate the financial strain caused by your loved one’s death. You should consult an attorney immediately since insurance companies and state law set severe filing deadlines.
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 assist you, please call (888) 539-3154 and speak with our Orange County pedestrian accident attorney.
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