West Covina, CA (July 11, 2022) – Rachel Vargas, age 40, from Pomona, lost her life early Tuesday morning in a fatal pedestrian accident in West Covina. Reports indicate the collision occurred on the 10 Freeway. 

At around 12:41 a.m., responders including police with the California Highway Patrol were sent to the crash scene on the 10 Freeway near Holt Avenue. For unknown reasons, the woman was walking along the roadway when she was hit by a car. 

Numerous responders were dispatched to the crash scene to assist the injured victim. Due to the extent of her injuries, she was pronounced deceased on-site by paramedics. 

What led up to the collision remains unknown at this time. Police in West Covina continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Rachel Vargas at this time. 

California Pedestrian Accidents

West Covina, CA - Rachel Vargas Killed in Pedestrian Accident on 10 Fwy near Holt AveThe importance of keeping pedestrians safe on the roadways of California has been emphasized by lawmakers following a report issued by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety which stated that, in California, the auto-pedestrian accident rate is higher than in any other state in the nation.

Those who are at the greatest risk for serious injury during a pedestrian-involved accident in California are young children elderly, the elderly, and people who cannot speak English.

If you or someone you love were hurt as a pedestrian involved in a car accident, the West Covina pedestrian accident attorneys here at Beckerman Anderson are here to help. 

Our wrongful death attorneys have the expertise and experience to help you financially recover during this stressful process. We have what it takes to get you full and fair compensation for the damages you face related to your loved one’s accident.

With an extensive understanding of the complex California legal system, our skilled personal injury lawyers know exactly how to build a successful California personal injury claim. 

If you have a loved one who lost their life due to a pedestrian wreck, we strongly urge you to contact our California lawyers by calling our office at 949-409-4299 for a consultation/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.