20 Year Old Anthony Martinez Struck and Killed by Vehicle in Laguna Hills
Orange County, CA (June 9, 2020) – On Saturday night, Anthony Martinez sustained fatal injuries after being hit by a car in Laguna Hills.
According to the Orange County coroner press release, Martinez had been walking on the roadway before he was struck by a driver.
Moreover, the identity of the driver is currently unknown. It is also unclear whether the driver remained at the scene of the incident.
Upon the arrival of first responders, they immediately declared Anthony Martinez dead on site.
The investigation is on-going, and further details on the accident will be available soon.
Sweet Lawyers would like to send its sincere sympathies to the friends and family of the deceased victim during this tragic time.
Pedestrian Accidents and Their Continued Rise
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, more individuals are staying at home, whether by preference or under a state-mandated lockdown. As people adjust to unprecedented routines, a classic concept has risen in modern popularity: walking.
Americans, as well as others around the world, have taken it upon themselves to walk outside daily. Taking walks is usually the only time in which people get to spend time outside. The increase of foot traffic on local sidewalks, intersections, and roads seems harmless enough.
However, this timeless habit can have devastating consequences. Taking walks is becoming increasingly dangerous, leading to a surge of pedestrian accidents annually.
In 2017, California had the highest number of pedestrian fatalities, 858.
That number continues to go up, which is why it is important that you know what to do in case you or a loved one is involved in a pedestrian accident.
Hiring a Personal Injury/ Wrongful Death Attorney
It is important to recognize that if your family loses someone in a pedestrian accident, you may recover damages through a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death claim allows surviving family members to attain vindication for their dearly departed.
Losing a loved one in an accident is a devastating experience, to say the least. If you refuse to settle and would like to work with a well-versed wrongful death representative, consider the Sweet Lawyers. Our mission is to provide you with second-to-none legal assistance from beginning to end. We understand that you may feel overwhelmed at this time. Thus, we encourage you to rest and recover while we handle the legal details of your case. For a free case evaluation, call (800) 674 7852.