Long Beach, CA (December 10, 2021) – A pedestrian lost their life after being fatally struck by a vehicle on a freeway in Long Beach on Monday morning, December 6. The wreck happened at around 3:00 a.m., reports said.
Sources indicate that the accident occurred in the southbound lanes of the 710 Freeway near the 405 Freeway. Currently, the events leading up to the collision remain unclear. However, police stated that one pedestrian was killed when they were hit by a passing car on the highway.
The contributing factors of the incident have not been reported at this time as police in Long Beach continue to investigate. The portion of the roadway where the pedestrian was hit was closed for some time on the morning of December 6 while responders worked at the scene.
Drivers were asked to find different travel routes while the site of the collision was active.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this fatal crash in Long Beach.
California Pedestrian Crashes
Within just the year of 2014 alone, authorities responded to fatal collisions involving 753 pedestrians who were hit and killed by motor vehicles all around the state of California. An increase of 26% was reported four years later as the number rose to 893 victims. Pedestrian accidents in Fontana, as well as all other areas around Southern California, are partly responsible for these figures. About 7,500 pedestrians were fatally struck by cars across the state between 2009 and 2018, creating a death rate of at least 25% above the U.S. average. Although pedestrians account for only about 14% of all traffic accidents, they tend to make up around 50% of all car accident-related deaths.
The reason why pedestrians account for more deaths though only a fraction of collisions is due to the complete vulnerability of the victim, as well as the role of reckless drivers. Negligent actions such as distracted driving, DUI, and speeding are among the top causes of catastrophic auto-pedestrian accidents. Another cause is the actions of criminal parties who intentionally strike victims for the sole purpose of inflicting harm. Losing a loved one in an unexpected collision that could have been avoided is one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can imagine, and it is essential for bereaved loved ones to fully understand that they likely have substantial rights during such a difficult time.
Long Beach Wrongful Death Lawyers
Serious accidents don’t only cause physical and emotional pain but also leave victims and surviving families with the immensely high costs of hospitalization, as well as continued medical treatment such as physical therapy in many cases, or funeral expenses. When a reckless or criminal party has caused the suffering of another person, that party must be held fully accountable for compensating the victims or bereaved loved ones. An aggressive pedestrian accident attorney in Orange County will go after the responsible party and help guide you along the frequently complicated road to financial restitution.
Our capable Long Beach wrongful death attorneys at Beckerman Anderson recognize the incredibly sensitive nature of a sudden accident. We are entirely devoted to representing those who have unfairly suffered by absolutely no fault of their own. If you have suffered serious injuries or the loss of a family member due to an auto-pedestrian collision caused by a reckless party, don’t hesitate to contact our Long Beach pedestrian accident attorneys today at 949-409-4299.
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