July 01, 2023
Arcadia, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Collision on Huntington Dr. at Myrtle Ave.
Arcadia, CA (July 1, 2023) – Police in the Arcadia area were called to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on Friday, June 30th. The accident happened around 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Huntington Drive and Myrtle Avenue.
According to a report from authorities, a 17-year-old was traveling at a high rate of speed as police pursued him. The teen drove through a red light and struck a pedestrian who was crossing the road. The pedestrian suffered critical injuries as a result of the crash and died at the scene. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time. Following the crash, the teen driver fled the scene while officers assisted the pedestrian.
The driver was later found hiding in a nearby bush and was arrested. The accident remains under investigation. There is no further information available at this time.
We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this deadly pedestrian crash in Arcadia.
Pedestrian Crashes in California
Approximately 900 pedestrians are killed in crashes that take place each year on California’s roadways. The state’s pedestrian death rate is 25% higher than the national average, making California a very dangerous place for pedestrians. Even in crashes that do not result in fatalities, there is a substantial chance of serious injuries taking place. The cause of each pedestrian accident must be carefully investigated, but in many cases, the crash can be traced to a negligent or careless driver. If you or a loved one have been affected by a pedestrian accident, you should know your legal rights.
Under California’s personal injury law, a pedestrian accident victim can bring a claim against a negligent driver. If the accident was fatal, certain surviving family members have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The process is very similar to other types of accident claims. However, pedestrian crashes have some special considerations. In many instances, determining fault can be complicated. It is important to seek the help of an experienced lawyer before proceeding with your claim. Too often, victims attempt to handle their own cases and end up making mistakes that cost them a substantial amount of compensation.
Here at Madison Law Group, we can help during your time of need. We know the days and weeks following a sudden crash can be devastating. There is certainly nothing more catastrophic than the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. We want to protect your rights and help to secure your future. You should reach out to us as soon as you can, since your time to act may be limited.
Our team is standing by to take your call at any time. We offer a free consultation. We will explain your legal rights and options in detail when we meet with you. If we decide to take your case, there is no financial obligation to you until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your time to meet with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Arcadia, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.