Laguna Beach, CA (March 10, 2023) – On Friday evening, a collision on Coast Highway in Laguna Beach resulted in the death of a pedestrian, according to the Laguna Beach Police Department.

At around 6:45 p.m., police were summoned to the vicinity of Coast Highway and Mountain Road in response to the collision. Officers spotted Laguna Beach Marine Safety personnel administering life-saving procedures to a female victim upon arrival.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the adult female pedestrian was hit by a car while crossing South Coast Highway near Mountain Road.

While paramedics from the fire department tried to resuscitate the victim, she was declared dead at the site. Police have not identified her in the interim.

The driver involved in the collision remained at the site and cooperated with the police. In the meantime, Coast Highway was closed between Mountain Road and Cress Street for many hours.

The Traffic Bureau of the Laguna Beach Police Department says the collision’s cause is still under investigation.

Our deepest condolences go out to the deceased victim’s family at this time.

California Data on Pedestrian Accidents

Every year, around 6,500 pedestrians are killed in the United States. In California, the number of vehicular accidents involving pedestrians has sadly increased. California, for instance, accounts for one-sixth of the nation’s pedestrian fatalities, with close to one thousand pedestrian fatalities annually. Around 100 of these fatalities occur only in Orange County.

In addition, around 4,700 persons are injured annually in California pedestrian incidents. While there are several pedestrian-friendly zones in Orange County due to the influx of visitors, the inhabitants have a quite different experience. Pedestrians are more likely to be involved in an accident, whether going to school, work, or shopping centers.

The majority of collisions may be prevented if drivers refrain from engaging in reckless driving, distracted driving, and driving under the influence.

A pedestrian accident that results in injury or death may have significant consequences for the sufferer and their family. In addition to financial problems, pursuing compensation after an accident may be fairly difficult.

In these circumstances, we prefer to help families explore and weigh their legal options. We know that consumers just want to move on from the difficulties caused by the accident. If a family member is wounded or killed in a Los Angeles pedestrian-vehicle accident, you should contact an attorney to guarantee that your family’s legal rights are protected.

Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Orange County at Beckerman Anderson can assist you and your family in learning more about the applicable laws and processes. Moreover, our lawyers will also provide you with consistent counsel throughout the duration of the claims procedure.

In addition, obtaining legal counsel minimizes anxiety and helps alleviate any worries you or your family may have following an accident. Call our staff at 949-409-4299 to talk with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Our lawyers at Beckerman Anderson are eager to assist you now.