Long Beach, California – Pedestrian Dead after Fatal Accident on the 710 Freeway
Long Beach, California (July 3, 2018) – Local news sources reported that a fatal pedestrian accident took place on the 710 (Long Beach) Freeway in the vicinity of Long Beach. The incident occurred at approximately 2:00 AM in the early morning hours on Saturday, June 23, 2018. As of today, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased victim as 29-year old Long Beach resident Jose Garcia. However, authorities have not revealed any detailed information concerning the identity of the second pedestrian involved in the accident at this time.
As indicated, Garcia and the unidentified man were walking along the 710 Freeway. At some point, for indeterminate reasons, a vehicle sped along the roadway and crashed into the two pedestrians. First responders reported that Garcia had suffered intense trauma and died at the crash site.
Meanwhile, the second man was taken to Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, where he received treatment for traumatic injuries. His current condition has not been disclosed.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing. As more evidence begins to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our deepest condolences and kindest thoughts to the family and friends of Jose Garcia during this difficult time. We also extend our warmest prayers to the second pedestrian and wish him a swift and efficient recovery.
By law, drivers are instructed to decrease speed to give right of way to pedestrians in marked and unmarked crossing zones.
Given the circumstances, the driver could potentially be held responsible for causing the accident. Officials will consider if drunk driving, drug abuse, negligence, distracted driving, or reckless behavior played any part in the events leading up to the crash. At this time, authorities have not disclosed if the accident will be labeled as a hit-and-run.
Depending on the final results of the investigation, the family of Jose Garcia will have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive much-needed compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, funeral expenses, and tragic loss of a loved one.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
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 to all those involved in the accident.