[10-31-2021] Los Angeles County, CA – One Person Killed After a Deadly Pedestrian Accident in Commerce

An unidentified person was killed after a fatal pedestrian accident in Commerce on Sunday night, October 31st.

[10-31-2021] Los Angeles County, CA - One Person Killed After a Deadly Pedestrian Accident in CommerceThe crash transpired at approximately 11:07 p.m. on the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway, just north of Atlantic Boulevard in Commerce.

A white Nissan Sentra called authorities, informing them that she thought she hit a body. After a while, a GMC Yukon SUV driver later told officers that she was the one that struck the pedestrian.

The victim’s body was found lying in the No. 1 lane. Unfortunately, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Information about the accident is limited at the moment.

The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. Local authorities are further investigating the accident. They will gather more information and determine liability in the crash.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrian accidents can result in serious harm to the pedestrian. It’s because pedestrians have no form of protection if an accident occurs, which means they are more vulnerable to sustaining fatal injuries. Pedestrian accidents are becoming more common across the country. A significant number of traffic fatalities have occurred in the past 33 years, with pedestrians making up a substantial amount of deaths.

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, passenger fatalities increased by 27% between 2007 and 2016, while other traffic-related deaths fell by 14%. Pedestrians face numerous dangers in California. Fatality is 25 percent higher in the Golden State. Only 893 pedestrians died, and 14,000 were injured on California’s roads in 2018 alone.

Pedestrian deaths in Los Angeles increased by 80% in 2017 from the previous year, when only 74 pedestrian deaths were recorded in the city. As the city promotes its Vision Zero initiative, which seeks to eliminate traffic deaths in Los Angeles by 2025, the increase coincides with that initiative’s launch and promotion.

Los Angeles Accident Attorneys for VIctims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

If you are considering hiring an attorney, you are probably worried about the car accident lawyer fees. The good news is that most personal injury lawyers do not require you to pay fees upfront for their services. Instead, these attorneys work on contingency. Working on contingency means that they will take a set percentage of the total settlement you receive.

If a lawsuit must be filed on your behalf, this will take far more time., effort and skill on the part of your attorney. The increased time is why many attorneys charge a higher percentage if a lawsuit must be filed. Arash Law’s Los Angeles Accident Attorneys are here to assist you regardless of the nature of your case.

Our lawyers will conduct an immediate investigation to collect evidence while it is still available. We can also handle insurance company negotiations, calculate your damages, and employ tried-and-true legal strategies during settlement negotiations and potential litigation.

Our attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on their clients’ behalf to ensure that they are fairly compensated. For any questions or concerns, please get in touch with our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, or San Diego, or call our hotline (888) 488-1391.

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