5/21 Laguna Niguel, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving DUI Driver on I-5

Laguna Niguel, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident Involving DUI Driver on I-5

Laguna Niguel, CA (May 21, 2022) – Around 10:51 p.m. on the night of Wednesday, May 18, a pedestrian was killed in an accident in Laguna Niguel.

According to Orange County officials, the accident happened before midnight in the southbound lanes of I-5 around the area of the Crown Valley Parkway. The driver of a gray Tesla Model 3 was traveling in the area when they suddenly struck a male pedestrian. The driver, who has since been identified as a 44-year-old man, got out of his vehicle and fled the scene on foot. The Tesla, in the meantime, was struck by a BMW driven by a 29-year-old woman. The BMW was then hit by a red Porsche driven by a 57-year-old man.

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, identified as a 20-year-old local male, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to his injuries. It is not believed that anyone else was hurt in the accident.

Police later determined that the driver of the BMW was driving intoxicated and she was placed under arrest.

The roadway was blocked in several lanes for an extended period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim.

Pedestrian Accidents in California 

Pedestrian accidents happen more commonly in California than many other places throughout the entire U.S. Many pedestrians tragically lose their lives every year as a result of pedestrian accidents within the state. In 2021, it was reported that approximately 470 people were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents and many others were injured. We have seen increases in these accidents over the years even though drivers are supposed to watch out for the well-being of pedestrians at all times. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one in one of these accidents, you should speak with a skilled attorney that you can trust.

Losing someone you love in a pedestrian accident can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. Speaking with a Laguna Niguel pedestrian accident attorney can be incredibly beneficial during these difficult times. An attorney can help you when it comes to many aspects of your claim. Handling a wrongful death claim on your own can be difficult to do, especially knowing how complex these claims can be. On top of this, you should only have to focus on grieving the loss of your loved one. If you have lost somebody close to you in an accident, you should seek the help of a Laguna Niguel wrongful death attorney immediately.

At Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, our attorneys are here for you after you have lost somebody you love in a pedestrian accident. Our attorneys are well-versed in California accident law and will help you get back on your feet. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages at this time, including the following:

  • Medical expenses your loved one sustained
  • Lost income and future lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship of a loved one

Please do not hesitate to contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Laguna Niguel at (888) 539-3154 to find out how we can assist 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. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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