One Struck and Killed by Vehicle in Sun Valley
Sun Valley, CA (August 21, 2021) – On Friday, a woman lost her life in 5 Freeway pedestrian accident.
Officers received the accident report at 7:13 p.m. on the southbound freeway connecting to southbound 170 Freeway.
The authorities said the victim was standing on the freeway when she was struck and killed by a vehicle.
Unfortunately, the woman died at the accident scene. Officers withheld her identity pending notification of her next of kin.
Meanwhile, the involved driver was not injured in the accident. Officers said the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with the authorities.
Moreover, officers are still investigating the 5 Freeway pedestrian accident, and why the victim was standing on the freeway.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our sympathies to the loved ones of the deceased. May you find comfort during this painful time.
Coping With 5 Freeway Pedestrian Accident
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have deadly effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in fatality.
Thus, it is crucial that the loved ones 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 type of situation, 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. More pedestrians and cyclists were killed in 2018 than in any year since 1990.
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