Santa Ana, CA (April 5, 2023) – On Sunday morning, two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle that fled the scene, prompting an investigation by Santa Ana police.
The incident occurred in a residential area near St. Gertrude Place and South Ross Street at approximately 2:00 a.m.
According to officers who responded to the scene, a driver hit a man and a woman and then fled the scene without stopping. Both pedestrians were transported by ambulance to the hospital. The woman was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, whereas the male died as a result of the collision.
Police are conducting an investigation, but no description of the suspect vehicle is available at this time, they said. Anyone with information should contact the Santa Ana Police Department immediately.
Our deepest condolences are extended to the deceased man’s family. Our thoughts go out to the injured victim at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
California authorities report that pedestrians account for over a quarter of all road deaths in the state. According to 2020 statistics from the organization, at least 6,500 pedestrians were killed in road incidents throughout the nation, an increase of roughly 4% from the year before.
Additionally, hit-and-run drivers account for approximately a fifth of all pedestrian fatalities. Hit-and-run drivers responsible for pedestrian deaths in California risk ten years or more in jail, as reported by the California Highway Patrol.
Other causes of deadly accidents include driving while impaired and driving while distracted.
Obviously, pedestrians in California need to be aware of and cautious around moving automobiles. A pedestrian’s vulnerability to serious injury or death stems from the fact that there is nothing they can do to escape a sudden collision with a vehicle. However, pedestrians may reduce their risk of being involved in one of these tragic accidents by maintaining vigilance and paying attention to their surroundings.
But if a loved one was hurt or died in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to file a claim for financial compensation. Bringing justice by making the responsible person pay for your loved one’s death may help you get beyond their loss and ease the financial strain it has created. You should contact a lawyer immediately since insurance companies have severe filing deadlines.
If you have sustained injuries or 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 Santa Ana pedestrian accident lawyer by calling Russell & Lazarus APC at (888) 539-3154 to get started on your case.
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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