Santa Ana, CA (August 20, 2023) – Before 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 20, witnesses reported a pedestrian collision to the Santa Ana Police Department. The victim was reportedly lying in the road at 900 West 1st Street.
When Santa Ana police arrived, they located the deceased person in the roadway. Orange County Fire Authority firefighters and paramedics were also sent to the scene. After being taken to the hospital, the person was declared dead.
Preliminary investigation points to a vehicle traveling east on 1st Street having struck the man as he crossed. While the Crash Investigation Team of the Santa Ana Police Department continued their investigation, the vehicle’s driver stayed at the site. L. Bao, the investigating officer, asked that anybody with further details get in contact.
Our deepest condolences go out to the deceased victim’s family.
Residents of Orange County are taking advantage of the region’s mild temperature and beautiful scenery by walking more. Sadly, more pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents than drivers or passengers. In addition, California is among the states with the highest rate of pedestrians injured in automobile collisions. Seven thousand one hundred twenty-seven pedestrians were killed in California between 2008 and 2019. During this time period, the number of deaths in California rose by 34.4% overall and by 34.5% for pedestrians.
In addition, the Orange County coroner’s office reports that 375 pedestrians were killed by automobiles in Orange County over the five years concluding on the final day of 2021. Statistics on pedestrian accidents in Orange County demonstrate that people who are out and about along major thoroughfares are quite vulnerable to suffering serious harm or even death.
Compared to the possibility of being hit by an automobile, a pedestrian’s life is in grave danger if they choose to cross the street. A pedestrian’s risk of being involved in an accident may be minimized by adhering to a few basic safety measures and laws of the road.
However, there may be legal options available to the family of a pedestrian killed in an accident. Filing a lawsuit against the guilty party might help you get answers about your loved one’s death and get financial recompense. You should consult a lawyer without delay because of the time-sensitive filing requirements set by insurance companies and state legislation.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a pedestrian accident, Russell & Lazarus, APC is here to assist. Get in touch with our Orange County pedestrian accident attorneys at (888) 539-3154 to discuss your rights and choices after a pedestrian accident.
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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