West Covina, CA (December 17, 2021) – A fatal auto-pedestrian collision occurred in West Covina in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 15. Calls concerning the incident were made to police at around 6:20 a.m. 

Sources indicate that the wreck happened on the eastbound 10 Freeway near Holt Avenue when a pedestrian was struck by a car. Why the collision took place remains under local law enforcement investigation at this time. 

Reports show that the pedestrian lost their life due the severity of their injuries. The incident led to the closure of the eastbound lanes of the freeway while emergency responders worked on-site. 

At this time, no further details have been provided concerning the nature of the accident. Authorities in West Covina continue to investigate. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. 

California Pedestrian Accidents

West Covina, CA - One Killed After Being Hit by Car on 10 Fwy near Holt AvePedestrian accidents continue to be a major cause of injury and death in the state of California. The tourism rate in the Golden State is higher than most other states, which leads to people walking and riding bikes on the roadways each and every day. These people are unfortunately at risk for being involved in accidents that can cause them severe or even debilitating injuries, and sometimes even take their lives. 

The injuries pedestrians usually sustain when they become involved in accidents are much more severe than those they may endure if they were riding in a vehicle. Sadly, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is approximately 25% higher than the national average. 

A pedestrian accident lawyer in California will be able to help you if you or someone you love has recently been hurt in a pedestrian crash. You may be wondering how to move forward from the aftermath of a devastating collision. A lawyer will be able to help you exercise your legal right toward financial compensation in the event that you have been hurt by the negligence of another driver. 

Wrongful Death Lawyers in West Covina

Suffering the unexpected loss of a beloved family member is a devastating event that no one is prepared for. The emotional toll such a tragedy can take on a family may be much harder to face when another person or entity is at fault for your loss. At the law office of Beckerman Anderson, we’re here to help you through this difficult and heartbreaking time. We know that nothing could ever make up for the loss of your loved one, however, if they lost their life due to the reckless or careless actions of another, you may be eligible to collect compensation to help cover the costs associated with their passing. 

In California, when a person dies due to the wrongful behavior or negligence of another person, surviving family members are able to file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. A skilled West Covina wrongful death attorney will be able to explain your existing legal rights and help you and your family members seek the justice you deserve after suffering the loss of your loved one. 

Contact the law firm of Beckerman Anderson at your earliest convenience in order to discuss legal options available to you. Call 949-409-4299 today to speak with an experienced attorney concerning your California wrongful death case at no cost to you.

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.