Los Angeles, CA (December 7, 2020) – Officers from the Long Beach Police Department arrested Joshua Lemusu following a DUI hit-and-run accident that caused the death of a pedestrian in Long Beach on Wednesday, December 2nd.

Police established that the 30-year-old resident of Long Beach was operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Lemusu was driving a 2003 Mercury sedan eastbound along Pacific Coast Highway at about 7:15 p.m. when he hit a parked car and then struck 32-year-old Jackson Allender, also of Long Beach, who was attempting to walk across the street near the Lewis Avenue intersection.  

Emergency medics along with local fire and rescue reported to the accident scene where they discovered that Allender had been left lying on the ground after the accident.  

Paramedics pronounced Allender dead at the scene. In the meantime, officials noted that not only did Lemusu fail to stop and render aid to the injured pedestrian but he also fled the scene.

Lemusu was quickly located by police, who arrested and booked him on charges of driving under the influence, gross vehicular manslaughter, and failure to stop at the scene of a traffic accident after causing bodily harm.

This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Jackson Allender, at this time.

Pedestrian Fatalities in Long Beach

Long Beach, CA - Jackson Allender Killed by DUI on Pacific Coast Hwy

The urgency of making California roadways safer for pedestrians is being fiercely emphasized by California legislators after a report issued by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety stated in no uncertain terms that California has the highest rate of auto-pedestrian accidents than any other state in the country.

Those with the greatest level of risk when it comes to being killed or sustaining a serious injury during a pedestrian-involved accident in California are the elderly, young children, and people who cannot speak English.

If you or a member of your family sustained an injury or been killed as a pedestrian involved in a car accident, the California pedestrian accident attorneys here at Beckerman Anderson are here to assist you. 

Our Orange County wrongful death attorneys have the background and the experience that make us the most effective legal representation in the area. We know exactly what it takes to get you the maximum amount of financial compensation you are entitled to under state law.

With a detailed understanding of the complex network that is the California legal system, our esteemed personal injury attorneys know exactly what has to be done to build a successful California personal injury claim. 

If you have a loved one who was killed during a pedestrian accident, we strongly urge you to reach out to our Orange County car accident attorneys by calling our law offices at (949) 474-2254 and scheduling a consultation for a free evaluation of your California wrongful death claim.

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