Santa Ana, CA (June 5, 2022) – Around 8:27 p.m. on the night of Sunday, June 5, a pedestrian accident with critical injuries and one fatality took place in Santa Ana.
According to Santa Ana Police, the accident happened at 4700 West 1st Street. Two pedestrians were allegedly walking in the area when they started to cross the street. They were suddenly struck by a westbound vehicle. The driver who was in the vehicle remained at the scene to cooperate with the police.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One of the pedestrians was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to severe injuries. A second pedestrian was critically injured and rushed to the hospital. Nobody inside the vehicle sustained injuries in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene so traffic could return to normal.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts also go out to the injured pedestrian with hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian accidents have been increasing on our roads in California over the years. More pedestrians lose their lives in accidents every year in California than in many other states throughout the U.S. In 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 893 pedestrians were killed in accidents within the state. Pedestrians are always supposed to stay aware of the roads around them but drivers are supposed to watch the roads so that they can protect pedestrians. If you believe that your loved one has been taken from you prematurely in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another party, it is important that you have legal help on your side.
The loss of a loved one can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. If you have lost someone you love in one of these accidents, you and your family should be prepared to speak with a Santa Ana pedestrian accident attorney. You should only have to focus on how you will grieve the loss of your loved one after an accident. You should not have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. The aftermath of a pedestrian accident can be incredibly stressful. This is why you and your family should have the help of a Santa Ana wrongful death attorney on your side.
At Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, our attorneys are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident. You may not have a grasp on California accident laws and our attorneys are well-versed in how we can help you. We have the resources necessary to help you get back on your feet at this time. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Santa Ana at (888) 539-3154 to find out what options are available for 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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