Santa Ana, CA (September 12, 2020) – A vehicle accident reported in Orange County claimed the life of one woman on Friday. Just before 11:20 a.m., on September 11, the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) responded to the scene of an accident on West 1st Street.

Reports provided by local law enforcement officers show that a female pedestrian was walking west in the 2200 block of West 1st Street when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

Emergency crews rendered aid to the injured woman and rushed her by CARE Ambulance to an area hospital. After arriving, the woman succumbed to her injuries. At this time, investigations to determine the cause of the crash are ongoing.

We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California

Santa Ana, CA – Female Struck & Killed by Vehicle on W 1st StStatistics show that around 900 pedestrians lose their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of California each year. These victims are particularly vulnerable to catastrophic and fatal injuries due to the fact that they do not have steel frames protected them out on the road. The unfortunate truth is that pedestrians can take proactive measures and be mindful of others sharing the road. However, their efforts are not helpful in circumstances where reckless and negligent drivers are traveling near them. After losing a loved one in an accident, families are often overcome with grief. There are far fewer things worse than losing a loved one. Knowing that your loved one lost their life as a result of another person’s negligence just makes the situation even more difficult to accept.

Not only are the mental and emotional consequences of fatal pedestrian accidents devastating, but families are also left to pay thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, inherit stacking medical bills, and deal with an array of financial burdens after experiencing a tragic loss. Although it can seem like no amount of compensation can ever make us feel whole again after enduring an unexpected and tragic loss, having financial resources available to cover the economic and non-economic damages we face moving forward can help to alleviate some of the stress associated families endure. Working with a wrongful death attorney in California will ensure you are able to maximize your recovery and move forward.

Our California pedestrian accident attorneys at Beckerman Anderson have extensive decades of experience assisting families with protecting their legal rights after losing loved ones in preventable accidents. Our team understands the challenges that grieving families face, which encourages our team to provide clients with the most effective, aggressive, and compassionate legal representation imaginable after losing a loved one. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Orange County at (949) 474-2254 to discuss legal options available for you. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your loved one’s accident to determine how we can help you get the justice you deserve.

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.