[07-09-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle Near Mission Hills

[07-09-2024] Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle Near Mission HillsA pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle near Mission Hills, Los Angeles County, on early Tuesday morning, July 9, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash happened around 1:23 a.m. on the northbound Golden State Freeway and the San Fernando Mission off-ramp.

Authorities stated that a pedestrian was found lying on the freeway’s middle lanes after colliding with an unspecified vehicle. The victim, whose name, gender, or age were not immediately known, suffered major injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no word yet on whether the driver cooperated with the investigation or fled the scene following the crash. It is also unknown what the victim was doing on the freeway prior to the incident. Drugs, alcohol, and speeding were being investigated as possible factors in the collision.

The police are still investigating the official cause of the crash.

Witnesses are urged to contact the investigators and help with the ongoing investigation.

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Actions To Take After A Pedestrian Accident In Los Angeles County

When you are injured in a vehicle crash, it can be difficult to think clearly. However, what you say and do at the scene might impact the result of your claim against the entity responsible for the accident. These suggestions might assist you in preventing any actions that could potentially diminish the worth of your personal injury claim:

  1. Contact the authorities immediately when the accident happens and make sure an officer generates an accident report.
  2. Capture images of your wounds, the location, damage to property, the weather, the condition of the road, and the vehicle that collided with you.
  3. Capture images of the responsible driver’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
  4. Obtain the names and contact details of all individuals who witnessed the incident or might have observed any relevant information.
  5. Seek medical attention promptly and inform a healthcare provider about all affected areas of your body.
  6. Keep a notebook to record your injuries and recovery process, including your emotions, the medical care you receive, and the expenses you incur.
  7. Refrain from communicating with the insurance adjuster or agreeing to a settlement proposal until you consult a knowledgeable attorney. Furthermore, avoid admitting fault. This is one of the common mistakes people tend to make following any vehicular accident.
  8. Avoid using social media and refrain from sharing any information about your accident or its details.
  9. Contact our pedestrian accident attorneys in California promptly to discuss your situation. Our team answers the questions and concerns of many victims.

If you’re having trouble securing the accident report from the authorities or an insurer keeps calling you about the accident, our California pedestrian accident lawyers can assist you in communicating with them.


Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The number of pedestrian injuries and fatalities remains high in the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 7,388 pedestrians were killed, and an estimated 60,000 pedestrians were injured nationwide in 2021. This is a staggering 13% increase from the alarming percentages recorded last year.

That said, this concerning rate of pedestrian accidents isn’t because the government has failed to resolve it. The California Department of Transportation is building more roundabouts, and the Office of Traffic Safety is funding pedestrian assessments in cities with high collision rates. Furthermore, education about pedestrian safety has seen a 40% increase in funding over the past three years.

When motorists fail to yield to pedestrians or brake too abruptly, tragic results can be seen in the form of pedestrian deaths and injuries. The best course of action if you intend to pursue legal action is to consult experienced legal counsel. According to the Transportation Injury Mapping System, Los Angeles County tallied 3,595 pedestrian-related deaths or injuries in 2023.

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