Santa Ana, CA (April 24, 2023) – On Monday, April 24, a car struck and killed a pedestrian in Santa Ana before fleeing the scene.
Sgt. Maria Lopez, a spokeswoman for the Santa Ana Police Department, said that the man was crossing North Main Street in the 2700 block when he was struck by a car traveling northbound.
Police discovered the man at around 5:30 a.m. after they received a call from witnesses. EMTs also rushed to the scene but pronounced the man dead before he could be taken to an area hospital.
The police have not released his name as of yet. Officers added that the suspect was in a white four-door Kia Optima, a 2016 to 2018 model.
Anyone with additional knowledge was requested to contact the police. The SAPD is still investigating in the interim.
Our sincere condolences are extended to the deceased man’s family.
Being a pedestrian in California may be risky since cars often hit pedestrians. As a consequence, more and more pedestrians in California are suffering grave injuries or losing their lives on the state’s roads.
As a matter of fact, California recorded over 900 pedestrian fatalities in 2018, a 25% rise from 2014.
In California, pedestrians should be cautious about moving automobiles and aware of potential threats. Pedestrians are, tragically, extremely susceptible to suffering major injuries or dying when a vehicle unexpectedly hits them since there is little they can do to defend themselves. However, by exercising care and heeding a few safety advice,
You may be entitled to compensation for your losses if a pedestrian accident injured or killed a loved one. The stress of the financial obligations brought on by your loved one’s death may be lessened and closure brought to their passing by bringing legal action against the party at fault. Because insurance companies have severe filing deadlines, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Speak with a legal representative you can rely on at Russell & Lazarus, APC, if you were hurt or lost someone you love in a pedestrian automobile accident. Call our Orange County pedestrian accident attorney at (888) 539-3154 now to find out how we may assist you.
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