57-Year-Old Pedestrian Injured In Los Angeles Car Accident On 405 Freeway
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (July 31, 2019) – A 57-year-old pedestrian was killed in a car accident along the 405 Freeway.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 11:00 p.m. not far from Spring Street. The victim was hit by at least one passing vehicle.
Paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving efforts the victim later died due to his injuries.
An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers have a legal obligation to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid hitting pedestrians. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.” The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian accident may have recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you love been involved in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.