Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Long Beach
Long Beach, CA (August 06, 2021)– On Thursday, a pedestrian lost his life in Pacific Coast Highway crash.
The accident happened at about 6 p.m. at the Hayes Avenue intersection.
“The preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was standing in the street near the north curb of Pacific Coast Highway and suddenly ran southbound across lanes of traffic,” police said in a statement. “The pedestrian was then struck by a semi-truck.”
Unfortunately, the pedestrian died at the accident scene.
Meanwhile, the unidentified semi-truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
“Speed, distracted driving and driving under the influence were not considered to be a factor in this collision,” police said. “It is unknown whether the pedestrian was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”
Moreover, officers request anyone with details about the Pacific Coast Highway cras to call police at 562-570-7355, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
We at Sweet Lawyers would like to send our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased in this accident. May you have the strength during this difficult time.
Dealing With Fatal Accidents Like the Pacific Coast Highway Crash
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 are spending 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.
Reach out to Sweet Lawyers if you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident. Having legal representation can help you attain compensation on medical bills, loss of earnings, future medicals, loss of consortium, and more.
“I think the misconception is that when a loved one passes away, the insurance company and the defendant will automatically admit liability and offer all of the funds available.”
Insurance companies will try to save money, even if it means not fully compensating a family for the wrongful death of a loved one. When a family retains an attorney immediately, it gives the family time to grieve their loss. Their attorney can start focusing on holding the negligent party accountable.