An unidentified pedestrian was killed after getting struck by a passing vehicle in Malibu on Thursday morning, March 11.
The deadly accident occurred at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Pacific Coast Highway near Puerco Canyon Road in Malibu.
The victim was struck by an unspecified vehicle on the roadway for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the accident have not been established.
The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and died as a result of the crash. The identity of the victim has not been disclosed.
It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.
Local authorities are currently investigating the case.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrians currently make up a large percentage of traffic fatalities in the past 33 years. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. have increased by 27 percent from 2007-2016, while other traffic-related deaths decreased by 14 percent.
Some common reasons for pedestrian accidents are negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians. Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable to being injured as compared with those in motor vehicles or even on bikes, a fact that is unfortunately particularly true in California.
Statistics show that California is particularly dangerous for pedestrians when compared with other states. According to the most recent government statistics on pedestrian safety, Los Angeles County is the most dangerous county in the country for pedestrians, with nearly double the number of pedestrians killed as the next highest county.
Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney For Victims Of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
A California wrongful death lawsuit must also be brought within two years of the date of the accident. A family member is precluded from bringing a wrongful death lawsuit if it is not filed within that time period.
As experienced California pedestrian accident attorneys, we at Arash Law know how to obtain the maximum compensation available under California law for injuries and deaths to pedestrians that have been caused by negligent drivers, truck drivers, bicyclists, or motorcyclists.
Our attorneys will also perform an immediate investigation to gather evidence while it is still available. We can also handle talks with the insurance company, calculate your damages, and use proven legal strategies during settlement negotiations and potential litigation.
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