Los Angeles, CA – 18-Wheeler Crash on 101 Freeway Takes Pedestrian’s Life
Los Angeles, CA (August 9, 2023) – A fatal pedestrian accident took place in the Echo Park neighborhood on Tuesday morning, August 8.
Reports provided by the California Highway Patrol show that a pedestrian was struck by a semi-truck tractor-trailer on the 101 Freeway during the morning hours. The incident prompted authorities to shut down the road, causing major delays on the southbound side of the highway near North Alvarado Street.
The pedestrian was fatally injured due to the accident and pronounced deceased at the scene.
California Highway Patrol troopers are currently investigating the crash.
Our sympathies go out to the family of the victim who died in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
More than 1000 pedestrians die each year in California as a result of automobile accidents. Many of these crashes are avoidable, yet we continue to see innocent lives lost as a result of negligence. Leading factors that contribute to fatal pedestrian accidents across California include:
- Drivers who operate their vehicles at too high of a speed.
- Drivers who fail to yield to others who are sharing the road.
- Drivers who pass stop signs or run red lights at intersections.
- Drivers who have their attention off of the road ahead.
When drivers do not give their full and undivided attention to the road or engage in reckless and negligent actions, they can and often do cause severe accidents that ultimately claim the lives of innocent people. If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer can help your family pursue justice.
After experiencing the loss of a loved one, your family can recover compensation to help alleviate the funeral costs and expenses. You may also be entitled to compensation for lost earning capacity, loss of services, and loss of companionship. Having a strong legal team in your corner to guide you through the process can make a world of difference when it comes to your ability to prevail.
At the Law Offices of John C. Ye, we understand just how challenging and overwhelming it can be to find yourself in a complicated legal situation. Our experienced team is here to help you navigate through this turbulent time. With our more than three decades of experience helping clients in Southern California, we strive to deliver justice for those who have been wronged. If you need an advocate on your side, reach out to our Los Angeles personal injury law firm at 866-771-9467 for a free consultation today so that together we can fight for what is rightfully yours.
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