Long Beach, CA (October 7, 2022) – On Wednesday morning, October 5, an accident was reported in Long Beach involving a pedestrian and a vehicle that resulted in the pedestrian’s tragic death.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a little after midnight, police were called to the interchange of State Route 103 and State Route 1, for an accident involving a pedestrian. Police reported that a pedestrian was walking westbound on the Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1) on-ramp when a vehicle did not see the pedestrian and struck the person. 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’s injuries were too severe and they were 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.
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 tragedy.
The Pacific Coast Highway, also known as State Route 1, is a scenic drive along California’s Pacific Coast. It is a 656-mile highway and is one of the most famous routes in the country that both locals and tourists flock to for its scenic, panoramic ocean views. The Pacific Coast Highway is also used daily for Californian’s commutes. As a result of all this traffic, the Pacific Coast Highway also has its fair share of accidents each year.
In California, there are more pedestrian accidents reported than in any other state in the country. Because of the beauty of the state and the availability of outdoor activities, pedestrians are often involved in accidents. Pedestrians are at an increased risk of suffering severe injury or death when hit by a vehicle because they are defenseless and have no way to shield themselves from sustaining injury.
Because of the prevalence of accidents involving pedestrians, California has enacted a set of pedestrian favorable laws to try to reduce the number of pedestrian accidents in the state. California law states that a driver must yield to pedestrians at all crosswalks or intersections. Failing to do so and yield the right of way to a pedestrian will likely cause the driver to be held liable for any accident that results. California law further states that if an accident occurs, the vehicles must pull off the road, at the scene of the accident.
If someone you love was killed in a pedestrian accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for damages. Such damages may include medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost future income and benefits, emotional distress, and loss of companionship. Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to experience in life. While no amount of money can remedy the pain of losing your loved one, 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 Long 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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