Car accidents between two motor vehicles can often be serious enough but, if a pedestrian is involved, the severity of the injuries can increase dramatically. Some drivers are not always aware of their surroundings, which can be detrimental to pedestrians near the vehicle. This type of negligence can quickly create collisions that can leave those involved seriously injured or worse. Unfortunately, one pedestrian accident in California recently took the life of one person.
The accident took place on the early morning of Aug. 9 just after 4:30 a.m. and involved a vehicle and a pedestrian. Initial investigations showed that the pedestrian was walking on a transition road when the vehicle struck him. This caused the pedestrian to fall into the lane.
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident but pronounced the victim deceased. After the accident, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the collision and is still being hunted by California police. The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol at this time.
Once the driver of the vehicle is found and the accident investigation is completed, the family of the pedestrian accident victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation for the alleged wrongful death of their family member. Compensation could be used by the victim’s family to pay for any final expenses of the victim, as well as give the family a small sense of justice. This could allow the family to focus on coming to terms with their tragic loss.
Source: CBS Los Angeles, “Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Vehicle On 710 Freeway In Long Beach“, , Aug. 9, 2014