Seal Beach, CA (September 25, 2020) – A fatal pedestrian crash took place on a highway in Orange County this past Sunday that took the life of one individual.
The crash occurred in the 15900 block of the Pacific Coast Highway just after midnight. The Seal Beach Police Department responded to the call concerning the crash. They discovered an adult male who was unresponsive lying in the roadway upon their arrival on the scene of the crash.
Life-saving measures were immediately taken, but the man was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. He has not been identified at this time.
The vehicle that struck the man was identified as a grey 2018 Ford Edge. The driver was identified as 30-year-old Elizabeth Landess of Long Beach.
Police investigated the cause of the crash and found Landess to be under the influence at the time of the collision. She was arrested and charged with DUI.
No further information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
An investigation is currently underway concerning the crash and its circumstances.
California Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents in California are unfortunately not an uncommon occurrence. Being one of the most populated states in the nation, traffic accidents occur there daily, injuring, and taking the lives of thousands of people per year. Pedestrian accidents in California injured more than 14,000 people in 2018 and took the lives of hundreds of individuals. That same year, 893 people lost their lives due to California pedestrian crashes. That is an approximate 26% increase from 2014.
These accidents can take place for a multitude of different reasons, but unfortunately, they are usually the result of driver negligence or error. The current leading cause of California pedestrian accidents is drivers failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians, as the law states that they should. Most of the time, pedestrians often have the right of way and are repeatedly struck by drivers who disregard the law, resulting in injurious collisions. This is one of the most dangerous forms of driver negligence.
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable of all travelers on the roadway at any given time due to their lack of protection from motor vehicles. Being struck by a car will almost always result in serious injury or death for a pedestrian.
If you or someone you love has recently been injured in a California pedestrian accident caused by negligence, contacting a California pedestrian accident attorney is definitely in your best interest. A personal injury attorney in California will be able to assist you in exercising your existing legal rights toward financial compensation by negotiating a full and fair compensation amount with the insurance companies. Without an attorney, you may be coerced into accepting a meager compensation amount for your injuries and losses that may not even cover half of the financial burden you may be facing due to your recent accident.
Financial compensation can cover things like medical bills, mental health bills, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more. Our lawyers at Beckerman Anderson strive to protect and preserve the legal rights of our clients in every aspect. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by another’s negligence, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the person or people responsible for your or your loved one’s injuries is held accountable for their actions. We hold a firm belief that no one should ever have to pay for being injured by another person’s mindlessness and that each person should take responsibility for their behavior. Our history of success speaks for itself and shows that we work diligently to uphold that belief.
Call our personal injury attorneys at Beckerman Anderson to see if you or a loved one qualify for compensation for the losses you may have incurred due to a recent accident. Contact our law firm today at (949) 474-2254 for more information and to get started on your own personal injury claim.
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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.