[05-28-2020] Los Angeles, CA – Woman Dead After Getting Struck by a Car in West Covina

An unidentified 26-year-old woman died after getting struck by a vehicle on the eastbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway in West Covina on Thursday morning, May 28th.

eastbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway in West CovinaAccording to the initial reports from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the fatal accident happened at around t 4:30 a.m. west of Azusa Avenue. The unidentified victim was driving her 2000 Toyota Camry when she pulled over and went out of her vehicle, possibly due to mechanical issues.

As she was attempting to determine the issue with her car, she was suddenly struck by a 2019 Nissan Altima. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Altima was later identified as a 27-year-old man named Dracy Anderson. The Altima driver remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities.

Fatal Pedestrian Crash Investigation is Underway

The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the cause and the circumstances that led to the fatal crash. Witnesses that can provide additional information about the case are encouraged to contact the CHP Baldwin Park Area office at 626-338-1164.

Pedestrians are more vulnerable to the dangers on the road in comparison to passengers in a private vehicle. Passengers of private cars are protected by seatbelts and airbags, which can decrease the fatality rate of an accident while pedestrians are not as protected from the dangers on the road. 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.

When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Los Angeles accident attorney to conduct an independent probe. Attorneys have the resources to interview essential witnesses, review related surveillance footage from the scene of the crash, and obtain the liable party’s phone and texting records. All possible contributing factors, such as road conditions, signage visibility, and road lighting, must be considered and thoroughly examined during the independent investigation.


Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

West CovinaIt can be quite devastating and stressful to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident. While waiting for the results of the official investigation, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family may seek compensation for the damages such as loss of income and companionship, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and emotional distress caused by the fatal accident.

Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to make sure that they are compensated fairly.

If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death or injury of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.

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