West Covina, CA (February 11, 2021) – A pedestrian died after they were struck by at least one car in the westbound lanes of the San Bernardino Freeway in West Covina on Tuesday, February 9th.

The accident took place on the on-ramp for Vincent Avenue South at about 7:25 p.m.

 Officials from the California Highway Patrol said it is unclear at this point if the pedestrian was struck while walking on the on-ramp.  

Whether the driver who hit the pedestrian stayed at the scene or was cited remains unreported at this time.

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

Pedestrian Fatalities in West Covina

West Covina, CA - Pedestrian Fatally Struck on San Bernardino Frwy

The urgency and importance of improving pedestrian safety is a constant source of frustration and focus for California legislators. The state which, as reported by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety, has the largest rate of fatal and injurious pedestrian accidents in the nation. 

Older people, non-English speaking residents, and small children are at the greatest risk of suffering a severe injury or being killed in a pedestrian-involved accident.

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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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.