1 Dead in Lancaster Pedestrian Crash on Avenue J
LANCASTER, CA (June 11, 2020) – Monday night, a man died in a pedestrian accident on Avenue J in Lancaster.
The deadly crash occurred on June 8 at about 8:55 p.m. on Avenue J near 3rd Street East.
“Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed a male adult was walking in the roadway from the south side of the street to the north side of the street on Avenue J before the collision. The driver of a full-size Ford Excursion SUV was traveling west on Avenue J when he collided into the pedestrian crossing in the roadway,” the authorities said.
Moreover, the Los Angeles County Fire Department took the pedestrian to Antelope Valley Hospital. However, upon his arrival, the authorities declared him dead.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office hasn’t disclosed his identity due to pending family notification. However, they confirmed that the victim was a Black male in his 20s.
“It is unknown at this time if speed was a factor. However, alcohol is suspected and the male adult driver of the SUV was taken into custody at the scene by assisting deputies. Video surveillance from a nearby residence was located and is currently under review,” the sheriff’s news release states.
Authorities encourage anyone with information about the crash to call traffic investigators at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.
Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with the loved ones of the victim.
Fatal DUI Pedestrian Accidents in California
According to the CDC, almost half (47%) of crashes that resulted in a pedestrian death involved alcohol for the driver and/or the pedestrian.
“Pedestrian accidents do not occur as much as motor vehicle accidents, but pedestrian accidents tend to include more serious injuries,” reminds Tyler Toomey, a practicing attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a similarpedestrian accident, call Sweet Lawyers. Above all, we believe that no bereaved family should have to carry this burden alone. We are here to help you maximize your recovery while we exhaust every avenue for in order for you to receive the restitution you deserve. Our firm will commit our resources and years of experience to bring justice for your loss. Thus, let us handle your case and we will take care of all the nitty-gritty details. Give us a call at (800) 674 7852. Additionally, our office can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.