Huntington Beach, CA (May 31, 2021) – A bicyclist, aged 68, lost his life in Huntington Beach after being hit by a car, according to local authorities. The driver of the vehicle involved is believed to have been intoxicated at the time of the crash.
John Crouch, a Huntington Beach resident, was trying to cross the Pacific Coast Highway near First Street when he was hit by a silver 2007 Toyota Yaris at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 27.
Crouch was rushed to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange in critical condition and died approximately an hour after arriving at the hospital, according to officials. The driver who struck Crouch, identified as a 23-year-old Bloomington man, was booked on suspicion of intoxicated driving.
Police officials in Huntington Beach continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased at this time.
Pedestrian Crashes in California
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 Costa Mesa and across 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.
If you or someone you love has recently been injured in a California pedestrian accident caused by negligence, contacting a Costa Mesa 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.
Contact 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.
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.