[11-17-2023] Orange County, CA – Pedestrian Killed Following Vehicle Crash in Fullerton

[11-17-2023] Pedestrian Killed Following Vehicle Crash in FullertonA pedestrian was killed following a vehicle collision in Fullerton on Friday night, November 17, 2023.

According to the Fullerton Police Department, the collision occurred at 7:13 p.m. on South Brookhurst Road and West Southgate Avenue.

The unidentified pedestrian was struck by a 78-year-old driver on a Dodge 3500 truck. The victim reportedly crossed the street to the west before walking into southbound traffic, while the driver failed to stop.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No other visible injuries were reported. The driver remained at the scene, and alcohol and/or drugs were not factors in the crash.

Further details about the victim and the collision were not immediately available as investigations were underway.

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9 Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Accident

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 crash scene can significantly affect the outcome of a subsequent claim you file against the party at fault. The following 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 an accident report.
  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. Take pictures of the at-fault driver’s license, insurance card, and license plate.
  4. Get all eyewitnesses’ names, contact information, or anyone who may have seen anything.
  5. See a doctor or other healthcare professional immediately, and tell them about every affected part of your body.
  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 the 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. Discuss your accident with one of our reliable California pedestrian accident lawyers or car accident lawyers. Please contact us at (888) 488-1391.


Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

According to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, hit-and-run accidents caused 24% of pedestrian fatalities in 2020. 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.

In 2021, 7,388 pedestrians and 961 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes, while approximately 60,000 pedestrians and 41,000 bicyclists were injured. Approximately 2% of crash fatalities were caused by bicyclists, and about 17% were caused by pedestrians.

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