Santa Ana, CA (June 1, 2022) – Around 9:12 p.m. on the night of Tuesday, May 31, one person was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Santa Ana.
According to Santa Ana Police, the accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-5 Freeway around the area of 17thStreet. A pedestrian was walking in the area when they were suddenly struck by a passenger vehicle that was traveling in the southbound lanes. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was identified as a blue Subaru Outback, which was stopped nearby at the scene. The vehicle sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene.
Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The pedestrian, who has not yet been formally identified, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else sustained injuries in the accident.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic for some time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene so traffic could return to normal.
California Highway Patrol officials continue their investigation into the circumstances of the collision.
We offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim during this difficult time.
Pedestrian accidents happen more commonly in California than in many other places in the U.S. In just 2018 alone, it was reported that approximately 893 pedestrians were killed in fatal pedestrian accidents, which was about a 26% increase from 2014. Drivers are supposed to always look out for the well-being of pedestrians on our roads, as they are some of the most at-risk parties. However, this does not always happen. Some drivers engage in the following reckless acts that lead to pedestrian collisions:
If you have lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, you should have the help of a legal advocate on your side.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in a variety of ways. Every pedestrian accident claim is unique in its own way, which is why you should have the help of a Santa Ana pedestrian accident attorney on your side. The problem with these complex claims is the fact that drivers usually try to pin the blame for a pedestrian accident on the pedestrian. This can make your claim more difficult. Luckily, you and your family have rights under California law and a Santa Ana wrongful death attorney can help.
Our attorneys at Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal pedestrian accident. We understand how traumatic it can be to receive a phone call that your loved one has been taken from you prematurely in one of these accidents. Our attorneys are here to help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. We are here to assist you in your dire time of need during these difficult times. Please contact a pedestrian accident attorney in Santa Ana at (888) 539-3154 for more information on how we can assist you.
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