A 19-year-old man was killed in a Los Angeles car accident after he was struck by a sedan. According to the Pasadena Star News, the sedan was traveling east on Gale Avenue, in Hacienda Heights, when a driver struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian appeared to be jaywalking, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Hiroshi Yokoyama. The pedestrian was transported to Citrus Valley Medical Center where he died.
I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the 19-year-old pedestrian. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. In this particular case, it is not clear why the driver hit the pedestrian. Was the driver intoxicated, distracted or driving recklessly at the time? If I were a member of the pedestrian’s family I would want to find what caused this car collision.
Car Accident Statistics For Los Angeles
There were 90 deaths and 2,690 injuries in 2007 involving pedestrian accidents in the city of Los Angeles, according to California Highway Patrol’s traffic accident statistics. In Los Angeles County as a whole, pedestrian accidents fatally injured 210 and caused 5,095 injuries.
If you or a loved have been seriously injured in a car accident it is well advised that you speak with an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer. A skilled attorney will help you receive a fair settlement for your injuries and damages. The best California personal injury lawyers will offer free consultations to injured accident victims.