Los Angeles, CA – Pedestrian Struck & Killed by Vehicle on S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA (Aug. 1, 2020) – A pedestrian accident reported early Saturday morning in Los Angeles claimed one person’s life. At around 12:30 a.m., on August 1, the Los Angeles Police Department and medical personnel responded to the scene of a pedestrian accident in Green Meadows.
Reports provided by authorities show that a pedestrian was walking in the 8900 block of South Central Avenue, near the intersection with 90th Street, when they were struck by a car. Police arrived at the scene and located the critically injured pedestrian lying in the northbound lane of South Central Avenue. The vehicle involved in the crash remained at the scene.
Emergency personnel was unable to perform life-saving measures on the victim and they pronounced the pedestrian deceased at the scene. No one else involved in the crash was injured. An investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash is underway at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Each year, around 900 pedestrians lose their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout California. Given the drastic increase in the number of people we see walking, jogging, and getting out on foot, it is no surprise that California’s fatality rate for pedestrian accidents in nearly 25% higher than the national average. Regardless of how many actions are taken to protect pedestrians traveling through our state, the number of deaths each year continues to rise.
In many cases, pedestrians are struck by vehicles operated by distracted, impaired, and reckless drivers. Although we can be vigilant to protect others sharing the road, there is no guarantee that other motorists are going to take us into consideration while driving. When victims are killed in auto accidents as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in California as soon as possible. Surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the costs they face moving forward after enduring an unexpected loss.
California pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have extensive experience helping families recover after losing loved ones in preventable accidents. Unlike other types of personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death claims are filed in civil court by surviving relatives to recover compensation to alleviate the costs of funeral arrangements, recover lost wages, and obtain compensation for various other economic and non-economic losses. If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available to help you recover.
Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts. These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Los Angeles County. For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers. If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.
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