An unidentified pedestrian was killed after getting struck by a passing vehicle in Brea on Monday morning, January 18.
The accident occurred at approximately 4:15 a.m. at the intersection of Brea Boulevard and Lambert Road. The pedestrian was struck by an unspecified vehicle on the roadway for unclear reasons—how the collision occurred and the reason why, has not been established.
The unidentified pedestrian was fatally wounded as a result of the accident. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been disclosed. The driver that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities.
Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. Witnesses that can give more details about the fatal crash are urged to contact Traffic Investigator Josh Horn at 714-990-7640.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrian accidents often lead to severe injuries and even death to those who are unlucky enough to be involved in such an accident. Common injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents are head trauma like concussions or brain bleeds, traumatic brain injuries, and many other debilitating injuries. Many pedestrian accident injuries can result in either functional impairments or long-term conditions.
This is because pedestrians are more vulnerable to the road’s dangers than a passenger of a private vehicle. They are less protected and more powerless in case an accident occurs.
Unfortunately, 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.
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 period.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Orange County
It can be quite stressful and devastating to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident. Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is entitled to seek compensation for the accident’s damages through the wrongful death claim.
With many decades of experience in settlement negotiations and litigation, the California pedestrian accident lawyers at Arash Law know what it takes to succeed in California pedestrian accident claims. We will tailor our legal strategies to the unique circumstances of your case. Our attorneys will compile evidence, talk to eyewitnesses, and possibly consult expert witnesses to ensure your claim is as strong as possible before we enter settlement negotiations.
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