West Covina, CA – Man Struck by Vehicle on Valley Blvd between Clubhouse Dr & Sentous Ave Dies from Injuries
West Covina, CA (January 9, 2023) – A man has died as a result of a pedestrian collision that took place on Saturday afternoon in West Covina. The West Covina Police Department and firefighters were called to the scene of a crash at approximately 2 p.m. on January 7.
According to the West Covina Police Department, an 81-year-old man was in a crosswalk while attempting to cross Valley Boulevard during the afternoon hours. For unknown reasons, a car traveled through the area between Clubhouse Drive and sensuous Avenue and struck the man.
The pedestrians suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the police in West Covina. No other injuries were reported.
Our warmest condolences are with the family of the man who lost his life as a result of this traffic incident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
In 2021, California saw a four-decade high and the number of fatal pedestrian crashes that took place in the state. It was reported that 899 pedestrians lost their life as a result of car crashes in our state. This was a 25 percent increase from 2020, making it one of the largest jumps in history for the state.
In many cases, innocent pedestrians lose their lives as a result of accidents that are caused by drivers who are reckless and negligent. Some of the most common causes of fatal pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Speeding drivers
- Reckless driving
- Failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
If your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another person's negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. This type of claim can help you recover compensation for various damages, such as medical expenses, funeral costs, and more. It is important that you reach out to a West Covina wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to ensure you are able to get justice and hold the person who is responsible for the death of your loved one to account.
If you have lost a loved one due to an automobile accident, please do not hesitate to reach out to our West Covina wrongful death lawyers at The Law Offices of John C. Ye for assistance. Our team of dedicated and experienced attorneys is committed to providing the highest quality legal service, ensuring that justice is served and all your needs are met during this difficult time in your life. Give us a call at 866-771-9467 for a free consultation so that we can help get you the best outcomes possible.
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