Male Pedestrian Killed in Fullerton Hit And Run Accident, Katya Garcia-Ayala Arrested
Fullerton, CA (July 08, 2021) – On Thursday, a male pedestrian died in an Orangethorpe Avenue hit-and-run crash.
The fatal Fullerton accident happened at about 3:30 a.m. east of Harbor Boulevard.
When officers arrived, they found the man lying dead in the number 3 eastbound lane.
Officers said the man’s “significant” injuries led them to believe he was hit by a vehicle.
Later on, the authorities found a white sedan away from the crime scene with significant damage. They detained the sedan’s female driver that they believe hit the pedestrian for questioning.
Meanwhile, the authorities closed Eastbound Orangethorpe Avenue between Harbor Boulevard and Pomona Avenue for the investigation.
Later reports revealed they arrested the suspect, of Tustin, who struck the pedestrian. Katya Gladys Garcia-Ayala, 24, is facing charges of deadly hit and run, as well as DUI.
Fullerton PD continues to investigate the Harbor Boulevard and Orangethorpe Avenue crash.
We at Sweet Lawyers extends our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased. Our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.
Hit-and-Run Crashes Leading to Unexpected Fatalities
In a time where an unexpected crash affects you, you may be left feeling powerless. This is quite common in sudden fatal accidents.
Thus, it is crucial that the loved ones of the deceased become aware that they may file a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death suit allows families to hold parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused.
Depending on the scale of events, settlements can be anywhere from several hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars.
Moreover, according to NHTSA, pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities continue to rise in the United States. As a matter of fact, more pedestrians and cyclists were killed in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
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