Santa Ana, CA (July 6, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run collision that took place early Saturday morning, July 4th, in Santa Ana. Officers reported the fatal incident at around 1:20 a.m. in the 2400 block of South Fairview Street.

According to authorities, officers with the Santa Ana Police Department were dispatched to the scene where they arrived to find the victim down in the roadway with severe injuries. He was pronounced deceased a short time later.

An investigation into the incident revealed that a southbound vehicle struck the man and fled the area with a shattered windshield. Police officers located the vehicle and arrested Jonathan Padilla, 20, of Santa Ana at his residence.

Padilla was taken into custody on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Orange County

Santa Ana, CA – Pedestrian Killed & Driver Arrested After Hit-and-Run on S Fairview St

In 2018, a reported total of 893 people were killed in auto-pedestrian collisions along California roads. Pedestrian accidents in Orange County are like those anywhere else throughout the state in that they are repeatedly triggered by inattentive or otherwise reckless drivers who disregard the safety of others. Careless actions behind the wheel are frequently liable for many of the most severe accidents that take place every day. It is imperative for victims and their families to understand that they may be entitled to substantial compensation for their suffering after such an overwhelming event.

A serious accident can have terribly life-altering effects for all those involved. Our capable and compassionate California accident attorneys at Beckerman Anderson recognize the overwhelming nature of a sudden collision, and we are devoted to representing those who have unfairly suffered by no fault of their own. If you have been injured or suffered the loss of a family member due to the actions of a negligent party, please don’t hesitate to contact our Orange County accident attorneys today at (949) 474-2254.

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