Laguna Hills, CA (July 12, 2018) – The California Highway Patrol reported that a pedestrian was killed as a result of a brutal crash that occurred on the northbound lanes of Freeway 5 near La Paz Road. The incident happened at approximately 11:44 PM at night on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Authorities have not revealed any detailed information concerning the identities of the people involved in the crash at this time.
As per the CHP report, a pedestrian had been walking along Freeway 5 and was struck by a vehicle for indeterminate reasons. Officials discovered the victim lying on the HOV lane, while the unidentified vehicle had stopped in the La Paz off-ramp. Medical personnel sadly confirmed the pedestrian had died at the crash site.
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 most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of the deceased pedestrian during this difficult time.
Authorities are working hard to determine what specifically caused the crash. Forensic teams will examine photographs of the crash site and inspect the unidentified vehicle for mechanical issues or system failure. Officials will also consider if drunk driving, drug abuse, negligence, distracted driving, or reckless behavior played any part in the events leading up to the crash. Authorities have not ruled out which driver may be held liable for the crash.
By law, motorists are obliged to decrease speed and provide right-of-way to pedestrians in marked and unmarked crossing zones. Officials may also consider if the victim had been walking in a marked location along the freeway.
Depending on the final results of the case, the family of the pedestrian will have the legal rights to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, funeral expenses, and tragic loss.
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.