On Sunday, June 2, 2013, a pedestrian was injured and killed in a tragic Huntington Beach auto accident. The accident took place just after midnight on Sunday morning on the stretch of road west of Worchester Lane on Yorktown Avenue. The details of the accident are still under investigation, and the victim’s name has not yet been released at the time of this report because officials were still working to notify the victim’s next of kin.
According to officials, the 56-year-old female pedestrian was crossing Yorktown Avenue when she was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. She suffered severe, life-threatening injuries in the accident, and it was reported that she later died at a local hospital. The driver of the pickup truck reportedly did speak to officials at the scene of the accident. Although he was questioned at the scene, he was not arrested or cited by the police for his involvement in the accident. Although his name has not been released, the driver of the pickup was reported to be a 35-year-old male.
This accident is still under investigation, and anyone with additional information or who witnessed the accident is asked to please reach out to local authorities.
Auto accidents with pedestrians are not uncommon in California, and our Orange County accident attorneys are saddened to hear about yet another tragic pedestrian accident in Orange County. The attorneys with Russell & Lazarus offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the woman who lost her life in Huntington Beach in this weekend accident, and we urge accident victims and their families to learn more about their rights.