Pomona, CA (August 27, 2022) – On Wednesday, August 24, an accident was reported in Pomona involving a pedestrian and a patrol car that tragically killed one person.
According to reports from the Pomona police, the accident occurred in the vicinity of Mission Boulevard and S Main Street just after 6 a.m. A pedestrian was crossing the street when they were suddenly hit by a patrol car that was out on a call.
Paramedics were immediately called and arrived on the scene within minutes and assessed the pedestrian’s injuries and provided medical care. The pedestrian sustained very severe injuries. Sadly, the person’s injuries were too serious, and the person passed away. There is no indication that anyone else was injured as a result of the accident.
Police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.
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.
Pedestrian accidents do not occur as frequently as other types of accidents, but when they do occur, they tend to have some of the gravest outcomes. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable when involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. Unfortunately, California has more pedestrian accidents than any other state in the country. In 2018, California reported 893 pedestrian fatalities from accidents with vehicles. This number has increased by 25 percent since 2014. And there were many additional pedestrian accidents reported, beyond that, where a person was seriously injured.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to experience in life, especially when their passing comes unexpectedly and tragically. After losing a loved one, you are dealing with enormous amounts of shock, grief, anger, and sadness. When you are grieving, the last thing you want to think about is legal and insurance matters. Contacting a compassionate and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney can help with these important matters that need to be handled.
If someone you love was killed in a pedestrian accident, 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 closure and help ease the stress of any financial burdens caused by their death.
In the aftermath of losing a loved one, you shouldn’t have to deal with these stressful events alone and may be wondering where to turn for help. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help to handle the legal issues and burdens for you.
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 Pomona 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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