Los Angeles, CA – Pedestrian Struck & Killed by Vehicle near Owensmouth Ave & Strathern St
Los Angeles, CA (November 26, 2022) – A pedestrian accident reported in the Canoga Park section of Los Angeles claimed one person’s life. The reports of the collision came in at around 4:15 a.m. on November 24.
According to law enforcement, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Owensmouth Avenue and Stratham Street.
The pedestrian became trapped under the vehicle and had to be removed by firefighters. Emergency medical services responded to the scene and started rendering CPR to the victim. However, the victim ended up passing away as a result of their injuries.
At this time, the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the crash.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died as a result of this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Pedestrian accidents in California take the lives of hundreds of people every year. Unfortunately, there are a significant number of people lose their lives as a result of crashes caused by negligence.
According to reports provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), failure to yield is one of the most common causes of pedestrian collisions and fatalities in the state of California. All too often, drivers simply do not see pedestrians in crosswalks or on the side of the road. Or, they may see them but underestimate their speed and distance, thinking they have plenty of time to make it through the intersection before the pedestrian gets there. This can lead to tragic consequences when the driver does not yield and strikes the pedestrian.
Drivers who are distracted are also a major problem when it comes to pedestrians. With so many people using cell phones and other electronic devices while driving, it's no wonder that distraction-related accidents are on the rise. When a driver takes his or her eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, it can be long enough to miss seeing a pedestrian in time to avoid an accident.
Drivers who pass stop signs or run red lights at intersections are also a serious threat to pedestrians. It is also common for drivers to roll through stop signs or red lights without ever slowing down. Unfortunately, pedestrians are vulnerable to suffering fatal injuries in these accidents.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, there may be legal options that you have that can help secure compensation to you move forward. A wrongful death lawyer in Los Angeles can help you seek financial compensation for the losses and damages you face.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers at The Law Offices of John C. Ye have over 30 years of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families across Southern California. Our team can help you get the money that your family needs to cover funeral arrangements, burial expenses, and more.
Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our California law firm today at 866-771-9467, so we can discuss your case.
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