Los Angeles, CA – Maria Alexander Fatally Injured in Watts Crash at 109th St & Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2022) – An 89-year-old woman has died following a crash that took place in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts on Thursday evening. Just after 11 p.m., on December 1, the Los Angeles Police Department was notified that a pedestrian accident had taken place on 109th Street.
According to reports, 89-year-old Maria Alexander was walking in the area of 109th Street and Central Avenue during the evening hours. She attempted to cross the roadway, she was struck by a dark-colored Chevrolet. The driver of the Chevrolet fled the scene.
Alexander was severely injured as a result of the collision. She ended up passing away as a result of her injuries.
At this time, the Los Angeles Police Department is actively investigating the collision.
Our warmest sympathies are with the family of Maria Alexander at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Reports provided by the California’s office of traffic safety indicate that nearly 25.6 percent of all fatal traffic accidents that take place in California involve pedestrians. Although there are numerous laws in place in the state of California to protect pedestrians, they continue to suffer as a result of drivers who are negligent. Some of the leading causes of fatal pedestrian accidents in our state include:
Distractions: Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of pedestrian fatalities. Even just a few seconds of distraction can be enough to cause an accident.
Impairment: Impaired driving is another major factor in pedestrian fatalities. Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol are much more likely to cause a fatal pedestrian crash.
Failing to yield: Failing to yield is another common cause of pedestrian fatalities. Drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians – whether at crosswalks or other locations – are placing them in danger.
Speeding: Drivers who exceed the posted speed limit or drive too fast for conditions are more likely to be unable to stop in time to avoid striking a pedestrian.
If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, you should reach out to a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer right away. After enduring the loss of a loved one, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to seek financial compensation for funeral expenses, lost earning capacity, and more.
At The Law Offices of John C. Ye, we understand how difficult this time can be for you and your family. We can help investigate your case and determine if filing a claim is the right option for you. Call us today at 866-771-9467 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. The Law Offices of John C. Ye has helped many people in this situation, and we can help you too. We understand what you are going through and will do everything we can to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
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