[10-27-2021] Los Angeles County, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Accident in La Mirada Results in One Death

An unidentified man was killed after getting struck by a passing vehicle after running across the northbound 5 Freeway in La Miranda on Wednesday morning, October 27.

[10-27-2021] Los Angeles County, CA - Fatal Pedestrian Accident in La Mirada Results in One DeathAccording to the initial reports from local authorities, the accident took place on northbound 5 Freeway, just south of Alondra Boulevard in La Mirada, at around 5:00 a.m.

The unidentified man was running across the freeway for unclear reasons and was struck by a 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe that was traveling at 65 to 70 mph.

The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been disclosed.

Information about the accident is limited at the moment. It’s unclear whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision.

Local authorities are further investigating the crash. They will attempt to determine the cause and the liability in the accident.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Pedestrians are more likely than passengers in an enclosed car to die in a collision. The reason for this is that pedestrians are completely unprotected in the event of an accident.

In recent years, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States has risen alarmingly. From 2007 to 2016, the number of pedestrian deaths climbed by 27%, while traffic-related deaths declined by 14%.

California has some of the most beautiful cities in the country. Unfortunately, California roadways are not as pedestrian-friendly as other states. A standard piece of advice from residents of California is to proceed with extreme caution while walking on the state’s roads.

California has among the nation’s most hazardous roads for pedestrians. According to the California Authority, the death rate in California is 25 percent higher than the national average. In 2018, there were 893 pedestrian fatalities and 14,000 injuries in California alone.

Los Angeles Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims

When a family member dies unexpectedly, it can be devastating. Insurance companies and other third parties may be able to manipulate them as a result. To avoid this, you must be accompanied by a lawyer who fights for your rights.

While the official inquiry is still ongoing, the victim’s family is advised to file a wrongful death case with the help of an attorney. The victim’s family can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages (such as lost wages and companionship, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and emotional anguish) due to the fatal accident.

Arash Law’s Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorneys can provide you with the legal assistance you require. Additionally, they can be a valuable resource for the victim’s loved ones during this trying time. For a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our toll-free number (888) 488-1391.

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