Santa Ana, CA (July 18, 2020) – At approximately 9:25 p.m. on Friday night, July 17th, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a motor vehicle in Santa Ana. The deadly collision was reported at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and McFadden Avenue.
According to the Santa Ana Police Department, an unidentified male was crossing the center of the intersection when he was hit by a white Jeep Cherokee that did not remain at the scene. Crews with the Orange County Fire Authority arrived at the scene and treated the victim who was pronounced deceased a short time later.
At this time, authorities are continuing to interview witnesses and do not believe that alcohol was a factor. The SAPD’s Collision Investigation Unit (CIU) is in charge of the investigation into this incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Santa Ana
In 2014, a total of 753 pedestrians were struck and killed by various motor vehicles all over the state of California. Pedestrian accidents in Santa Ana are no different than any others that take place elsewhere around the country in that many are repeatedly caused by reckless and often blatantly negligent drivers. Far-too-many irresponsible motorists display little to no regard for the safety of others on the road.
Actions like distracted driving, intoxicated driving, and traveling at a high rate of speed are frequently accountable for many of the most detrimental accidents. It is absolutely imperative for all victims, as well as bereaved family members to fully understand that they may very likely have substantial rights during such an overwhelming time, particularly in the event that your suffering was caused by a severely reckless or criminal party.
Irresponsible behaviors have led to countless fatalities all over California, and as a bereaved loved one, it is important to know that you deserve justice. There is no excuse for negligent behavior along the road, and in the case of a fatal pedestrian collision, families may be well advised to look into holding the responsible party accountable for wrongful death.
Losing a family member in a collision is one of the most tragic events that can occur and, obtaining compassionate representation that understands your suffering is essential. A highly skilled attorney will assist you along the turbulent path toward emotional and financial recovery as the moments following such an event are no time to be encumbered by financial concerns. A proficient attorney understands your needs and is willing to fight for the justice you deserve.
Our capable and considerate Orange County wrongful death attorneys at Beckerman Anderson fully recognize the incredibly sensitive nature of a sudden accident. We are entirely devoted to representing those who have unfairly suffered by absolutely no fault of their own. If you have suffered the loss of a family member due to the actions of a reckless or otherwise negligent party, please don’t hesitate to contact our Orange County wrongful death attorneys today at (949) 474-2254.
Note: These posts have been generated through the use of outside and secondary sources for Beckerman Anderson. These sources include news stories, police reports, and first-hand accounts of accidents and the injuries involved. As a result, we have not been able to independently verify all of the details surrounding each accident that we post about. If you see any information that is not factual or is incorrect, please notify us immediately and we will ensure that the story is corrected with the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As members of our local community, we at Beckerman Anderson, strive to draw awareness to the dangers that are related to driving and provide overall safety information for our community members. We are always saddened when we learn about a serious injury accident in our area and hope that through awareness, drivers in our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid such accidents. The information provided in these posts should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. This story is not a solicitation for business. The photographs used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.