Costa Mesa, CA (January 13, 2023) – A pedestrian suffered serious injuries in a crash reported to police in Costa Mesa. The accident occurred at around 6:00 p.m. on Monday evening, January 9.
According to reports, the crash happened at the intersection of Irvine Avenue and 18th Street. The pedestrian was attempting to cross the street when they were struck by a vehicle, police said.
The injured victim was transported to a local hospital, where they remain in critical condition. The driver stayed at the crash scene and cooperated with authorities. No one involved has been identified at this time.
Police are working to determine the cause of the incident.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
Nothing further has been reported at this time.
California Pedestrian Accidents
In 2014, police responded to deadly accidents involving approximately 750 pedestrians who were fatally struck by vehicles throughout the Golden State. An increase of 26% was reported in 2018 as that number rose to almost 900 victims. Pedestrian collisions in Southern California are at least partially reflected in these figures. Approximately 7,500 pedestrians lost their lives in accidents throughout the state from 2009 to 2018, resulting in a death rate of 25% above the national average. While pedestrians only account for 14% of all traffic accidents, they make up approximately 50% of all traffic-related fatalities.
Pedestrians are completely vulnerable while traveling, which is the main reason they are often severely injured or killed during traffic accidents. Additionally, the gross negligence demonstrated by some drivers adds to the severity of the injuries suffered in these wrecks. Negligent actions such as intoxicated driving, distracted driving, and speeding are among the top causes of catastrophic auto-pedestrian accidents.
Another common cause of pedestrian accidents in California includes the actions taken by intentionally negligent parties who strike victims for the sole purpose of inflicting harm. Sustaining injuries in a pedestrian accident can result in severe and overwhelming consequences. Victims who sustain injuries in pedestrian accidents should contact a personal injury lawyer in California. An attorney will be able to help you collect financial compensation for your injuries and losses.
Not only do serious accidents cause physical and emotional strain, but they may also leave injured victims and their family members with immensely high expenses related to hospitalization, as well as extensive medical treatment such as physical therapy or, in extreme and fatal cases, funeral expenses. When a criminal and/or reckless party has caused the pain and suffering of another person, that party must be held liable for compensating the victims or bereaved loved ones. An aggressive pedestrian accident attorney in Costa Mesa will go after the responsible party and help guide you along the complex road to financial restitution.
Our capable Costa Mesa pedestrian accident lawyers at Beckerman Anderson are aware of the incredibly sensitive nature of a sudden crash. We are completely dedicated to representing those who have been unfairly injured 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 Costa Mesa pedestrian accident attorneys today at 949-409-4299.
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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.