An unidentified motorist was killed after being struck by another vehicle after being involved in another crash in Long Beach on Tuesday night, July 20.
The accident transpired at approximately 8:30 p.m. along the southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway and Lakewood Boulevard in Long Beach. The unidentified person was initially traveling on the freeway when it crashed into the center median. The unidentified person’s vehicle then overturned and burst into flames.
The motorists exited their vehicle and attempted to run across the freeway. The motorist was then struck by a passing vehicle. The motorist was fatally wounded from the accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been disclosed.
It’s unclear whether the driver that struck the man remained at the scene and helped. Information about the accident is limited at the moment. The accident is currently under investigation. Local authorities will determine the factors in the collision.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrian accidents are different from other kinds of accidents because pedestrians are unprotected in the event of a collision. Those riding in cars are in vehicles that weigh at least 4,000 pounds and are equipped with seat belts and airbags to keep them safe.
Pedestrian accidents have been increasingly becoming an issue throughout the United States. 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 compared to other states, statistics show that California is particularly dangerous for pedestrians. 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 twice the number of pedestrians killed as the next highest county. Some common reasons pedestrian accidents occur are negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians. It is vital to seek the help of an experienced attorney when facing cases like this.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles County
According to California law, a pedestrian accident lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. If you miss the deadline, you will be barred from ever filing a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries in a pedestrian accident. Even if your injuries are severe, you will be barred from suing for compensation.
With this in mind, it is critical to file a wrongful death claim as soon as possible. When filing a claim, the victim’s family may seek the advice of an experienced attorney. An attorney can help the victim’s family to file a wrongful death claim. With the wrongful death claim, the victims can seek financial compensation for damages like loss of income, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Our attorneys at Arash Law work tirelessly to maximize your damage recovery and handle your case so you can focus on recovering from your accident. You may contact us through our hotline (888) 488-1391 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.