[03-22-2024] Orange County, CA – Female Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle on SR-73 in Santa Ana

[03-22-2024] Female Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle on SR-73 in Santa AnaA female pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle along SR-73 in Santa Ana on Friday morning, March 22, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened around 8:44 a.m. on SR-73 S / Macarthur Blvd.

Authorities stated that the pedestrian was hit by a black Toyota 4Runner. She was found in the #3 lane of the highway, lying on the ground. Witnesses described the victim as a woman wearing a black shirt and black leggings.

Police said that the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. It is still unknown why she crossed the highway.

Details regarding the cause of the collision and the identity of the individuals involved are not yet disclosed.

The investigation continues.

Award-winning Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Santa Ana, Orange County

In Santa Ana, pedestrians share the same right to safety as drivers and motorcyclists. You are entitled to financial compensation if a driver’s negligence injured you or killed your loved one as a pedestrian.

Obtain legal advice from our award-winning Orange County pedestrian accident lawyers at Arash Law. The legal team led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., will assist you in filing a claim and recovering money for your injuries or a deceased loved one. Our clients have been awarded compensation totaling more than $500 Million.

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9 Steps to Take Immediately After A Pedestrian Accident in Santa Ana

It is tough to think clearly after being hit by a vehicle, let alone if you are injured. But what you say and do at the scene of the crash can significantly affect the outcome of a subsequent claim you file against the at-fault party. These tips may help you avoid doing something that could reduce the value of your personal injury claim:

  1. Call the police as soon as the accident occurs and ensure an officer creates a collision report. If you are having trouble securing the accident report from the authorities, our pedestrian accident lawyers in California can assist you in communicating with them.
  2. Take photos of your injuries, the scene of the accident, property damage, the weather conditions, the road conditions, and the vehicle that hit you.
  3. Remember also to take pictures of the at-fault driver’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
  4. Get the names and contact information of all eyewitnesses or anyone who may have seen anything.
  5. See a doctor or other healthcare professional immediately, and tell them about any part of your body that was injured in the accident.
  6. Keep a journal about your injuries and the recovery process, detailing how you feel, the treatment you receive, and what costs you pay.
  7. Do not speak to an insurance adjuster or accept a settlement offer until you talk to an experienced lawyer.
  8. Stay off social media and avoid posting about being in an accident or the circumstances of your accident.
  9. Contact our California pedestrian accident lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your case.


Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 7,388 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes, while about 60,000 pedestrians were injured in 2021.

Deaths from pedestrians increased by 46.2% between 2011 and 2020, while deaths from other traffic increased by 14.4%. The number of pedestrian deaths between 2019 and 2020 has increased by 3.9%, in spite of the fact that there have been 13.2% fewer vehicles on the roads during that same period.

An estimated 2% of crash fatalities were caused by bicyclists, and about 17% were caused by pedestrians. Santa Ana had approximately 124 pedestrian-related fatalities and injuries in 2022, based on the data provided by the Transportation Injury Mapping System.

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