Irvine, CA (January 4, 2022) – On Tuesday evening, January 3, an accident was reported in Irvine involving a vehicle and a pedestrian that tragically resulted in the pedestrian’s death.
According to reports from the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred a little after 7 p.m. when a male pedestrian attempted to cross the southbound lanes of the 405 freeway near MacArthur Boulevard in Irvine. A vehicle that was traveling south on the freeway failed to stop for the pedestrian and slammed into the person while he was in the middle of the roadway. The pedestrian sustained very serious injuries as a result of the collision.
Paramedics were immediately called and arrived on the scene within minutes, where they found the pedestrian lying in the roadway. The paramedics assessed the pedestrian’s injuries and provided medical care. The pedestrian sustained very severe injuries, and despite the life-saving attempts performed by the paramedics, the pedestrian passed away due to his injuries shortly after 7:30 p.m. The pedestrian’s name has not been released at this time, pending notification of his next of kin.
Police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash. Officers shut down I-405 between MacArthur Boulevard and the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway to allow paramedics to care for the victim, police to conduct their investigation, and crews to clear the scene.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this crash.
A pedestrian’s life is at constant risk in the Golden State. The number of pedestrians who are hurt or killed on California’s roads is a major and rising concern. Nearly 900 pedestrians were killed by automobiles in California in 2018, a 25 percent increase from 2014.
Because of California’s gorgeous landscapes and mild climate, residents and visitors alike spend more time outside throughout the year. The state promotes walking and other forms of non-motorized transportation as a viable alternative to driving. However, pedestrians must always be vigilant and aware of the risks they face. Pedestrians are particularly at risk for severe or fatal injuries because they cannot defend themselves against a sudden collision with a vehicle.
Compensation for damages, including medical bills, burial costs, lost future income and benefits, pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and loss of companionship, may be sought in a wrongful death action for a loved one who died in a pedestrian accident. Pursuing legal action for wrongful death may provide much-needed closure and help alleviate the financial strain caused by the loss of a loved one. You should contact a lawyer immediately since insurance companies have severe filing deadlines.
Consult an experienced attorney if you or a loved one has been killed in a pedestrian accident. Call us at (888) 539-3154 to speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Irvine about your case.
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