Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Florence Avenue in Vermont-Slauson
June 14, 2018. The Los Angeles Police Department issued tragic news this morning after a pedestrian who was identified as 70-year-old Mary Thomas died from injuries she suffered in an accident with a motor vehicle. The fatal crash occurred around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the intersection of Budlong and Florence avenues. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Thomas was attempting to cross the intersection while pushing a metal shopping cart.
It is currently unknown who might be held responsible for this accident as the driver remained at the scene. Police questioned the driver about the events of the crash, but no information has been made available to the public at this time. Florence Avenue had to be shut down between South Budlong Avenue and South Vermont Avenue while police investigated the scene. While the investigation continues, we send our warmest thoughts and prayers to the family and loved ones of the victim during this tragic time.
Pedestrian Accidents and Wrongful Death Attorney
Sadly, pedestrian accidents often lead to wrongful death lawsuits. Such lawsuits particularly occur when a driver is found to have been operating their vehicle negligently at the time of the crash. Besides the torturous emotional toll these accidents often take, the high costs associated with the sudden loss of a loved one can be financially devastating. Funeral costs, loss of future wages and/or loss of companionship are among the things that the family members of victims typically look to have compensated.
Depending on the results of the investigation into this accident, there may be firm grounds for a wrongful death claim. Many people choose to take legal action after the wrongful death of a loved one, but it is always up to the victims’ families to make that decision.
We at Brady Law Group sympathize with the many people who may be affected by this devastating accident. Assuring the safe navigation of the roads we share with other motorists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists is an utmost priority. It is an all-too-often and horrible occurrence when a driver creates havoc and detrimental pain due to their own negligence. If you have lost a loved one due to a negligent driver, call 866-211-2562 for a free consultation.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.