Car accidents that involve multiple vehicles can sometimes be serious enough to injure those involved, but if a pedestrian is involved, the severity of the accident can increase rapidly. The lack of protection that a pedestrian has, combined with the numerous cars involved, can often leave the pedestrian with serious or even fatal injuries. If the pedestrian is tragically killed, then the family of the victim can suddenly be flooded with emotional pain from the loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, one person was killed recently in a pedestrian accident in California.
The accident took place on the afternoon of September 12 just before 12:30 p.m. and involved multiple vehicles and a pedestrian. Police did not state what the cause of the accident was, but the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle after the collision occurred. The pedestrian was a 45-year-old man, but his city of residence was not stated.
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident, but the pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. It is unknown if any other victims were injured in the accident. The accident is currently under investigation by California police as they attempt to piece the scenario together.
Depending on the findings of the investigation, the family of the deceased victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation for the loss of life in the pedestrian accident. Compensation could be used to pay for any final expenses of the victim. This could allow the family to focus on coming to terms with their tragic loss.
Source: Orange County Breeze, “Pedestrian killed after multi-vehicle accident in Huntington Beach”, Shelley, Sept. 15, 2014