Hua Xu Li Accident: Hua Xu Li Died After Car Jumped Curb Near Bus Stop By Amar Road and Nogales Street
WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA (November 3, 2018) A 43-year-old woman identified as Hua Xu Li was killed in a car accident after a vehicle jumped the curb as she was waiting for a bus in West Covina.
The accident took place by Amar Road and Nogales Street around 6:51 p.m. According to police, Hua Xu Li was standing by a bus stop when a 2004 Saturn jumped the curb, crashed into a street light and then hit the victim.
Police are still working to determine if a 74-year-old woman driving the car suffered a medical emergency before the crash. The intersection was investigated for several hours by police.
There was a memorial set up along the intersection where the accident took place in order to honor the victim. West Covina police are asking anyone that may have seen that accident to contact them at 626-939-8555.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
It has been estimated that nearly 35,000 people die every year in car accidents. The vast majority of these accidents are due to human error. Drivers can get distracted and speed. A number of pedestrian accidents occur when one vehicle is stopped and the line of sight of the intersection is obscured. A driver will proceed to go through the intersection and hit the pedestrian. Left hand turns are also a hazard.
Drivers making left hand turns are often distracted as they attempt to navigate through oncoming traffic. Elderly drivers can be particularly dangerous behind the wheel if they have medical issues. A number of elderly drivers will experience “pedal confusion” and drive through red lights or into storefronts. When a pedestrian is killed in an accident the family of the victim will typically have the ability to file a wrongful death claim for damages.
Getting Help From A Pedestrian Accident Attorney
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our condolences to the family of Hua Xu Li. This is a horrific accident that should not have taken place. It is our sincere hope that witnesses will step forward and help police in West Covina as they continue their investigation. It’s important that all of the facts come out.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys can take steps to make sure that your rights are being protected. We are proud to fight on behalf of accident victims and we focus exclusively on personal injury law. Whether you are just looking to get a police report after an accident or have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.
Ruby Gonzales. Woman struck, killed by car while waiting for bus in West Covina. November 1, 2018