Huntington Beach, CA (September 26, 2022) – On Friday, September 23, an accident was reported in Huntington Beach involving a pedestrian and a vehicle that resulted in the tragic death of the pedestrian.
According to reports from the Huntington Beach Police Department, around 7 p.m., police were called to an accident scene where they found a man lying in the roadway. Police reported that a vehicle was traveling eastbound on Warner Avenue. A pedestrian was also crossing Warner Avenue at the intersection with Springdale Street. The vehicle did not see the pedestrian crossing the road until it was too late and struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was forcefully thrown to the ground by the impact of the car and sustained very serious injuries.
Paramedics were immediately called and arrived on the scene within minutes and assessed the pedestrian’s injuries and provided medical care. The pedestrian was sadly pronounced dead at the accident scene. The identity of the pedestrian has not been released at this time.
Police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the accident. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the officers.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
In California, there are more pedestrian accidents reported than in any other state in the country. Pedestrians are at a high risk of suffering severe injury or death when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle because they are defenseless and have no way to protect themselves from suddenly being hit by a vehicle.
California has enacted a set of pedestrian favorable laws to try to reduce the number of pedestrian accidents in the state. According to California law, a driver must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian at all crosswalks or intersections. Failing to follow this law and yield to a pedestrian will likely cause the driver to be liable for the accident. California law further states that if an accident occurs, the vehicles must pull off the road, at the scene of the accident.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to experience in life, especially when their passing is untimely. The last thing you want to think about is dealing with legal and insurance matters. Contacting a trusted wrongful death attorney can help with these important matters that need to be handled and walk you through the next steps.
If someone you love was killed in a pedestrian accident as a result of someone else’s actions, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for damages, which may include medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost future income and benefits, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of companionship. While no monetary value can replace your loved one’s life, filing a wrongful death suit can bring justice and closure and help ease the stress of any financial burdens caused by their death.
If you have lost somebody you love in a pedestrian car accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Huntington Beach wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see 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.
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