Irvine, CA (July 22, 2020) – On Tuesday night, July 21st, authorities confirmed that a 52-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Silkberry and Hazelnut in Irvine. The fatal accident was reported at around 6:30 p.m.
According to local law enforcement officials, the unidentified pedestrian was crossing the street at the intersection when he was hit by an unspecified SUV. Police and emergency medical crews were immediately dispatched to the scene where they worked to assist the victim. The severely injured man was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. He was pronounced deceased a short time later.
At this time, the operator of the SUV was reported to have remained at the scene and fully cooperated with authorities. Neither alcohol nor drugs are considered to be factors but the cause of the incident remains under investigation.
No further details have been released to the general public.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Orange County
In 2014, a total of at least 753 pedestrians were hit and killed by motor vehicles all throughout the state of California. Pedestrian accidents in Orange County are no different than any others that occur around the country in that most are caused by irresponsible and often blatantly reckless actions of slipshod drivers. Far-too-many inattentive motorists display little to no concern for the safety of others on the road.
Actions like distracted driving, DUI, and traveling at a high rate of speed are often accountable for many of the most detrimental collisions. It is absolutely imperative for all victims, as well as bereaved loved ones to fully realize that they may likely have very significant rights during such an overwhelming time, especially in the event that your suffering was triggered by a seriously reckless party or other negligent entity.
Careless actions behind the wheel have led to countless deaths all over California, and as the family member of a victim, it is important to know that you deserve justice. There is certainly no viable excuse for negligent behavior along the road, and in the case of a life-ending pedestrian collision, families are advised to look into holding the liable party accountable for wrongful death.
Losing a loved one is one of the most tragic events that can occur, and obtaining compassionate representation that understands your suffering is absolutely essential. A skilled and motivated attorney will assist you along the challenging path toward both emotional and financial recovery as the moments after such an event is no time to be burdened by financial worries.
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.