January 09, 2023
Hawthorne, CA – Boy Killed in Crash on El Segundo Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA (January 9, 2023) – A boy was killed following a crash in Hawthorne on Sunday, January 8th. The accident was reported around 8:35 p.m. at the intersection of El Segundo Boulevard and Truro Avenue.
According to a report from authorities, a boy, a girl, and a man were all leaving a laundromat when they tried to cross the street. As the group crossed, they were struck by a car that was traveling eastbound on El Segundo Boulevard. The boy, believed to be approximately 12 to 13 years old, died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The man was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was hurt in the crash. The driver of the car remained at the crash scene and spoke with the police. No one involved in the accident was identified.
It is not clear if any charges will be filed at this time. An investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those affected by this fatal crash in Hawthorne.
Pedestrian Accidents in Hawthorne
Pedestrian accidents account for a disproportionate number of serious injuries and deaths when comparing traffic statistics across our state. According to the California Department of Transportation, it is estimated that about 20 percent of all traffic fatalities involve pedestrians. We also know that more than 80 percent of all pedestrian crashes will result in some type of injury to the victim. The reason is simple: pedestrians are completely unprotected from the impact of a collision. These accidents happen quickly, which can give pedestrians little chance to take any evasive measures to avoid a collision.
If you or a family member have been affected by a Los Angeles pedestrian crash, you may be entitled to compensation. The crash must be carefully investigated in order to determine how it took place and which party should be responsible. In cases where the driver was at least partially at fault, victims could receive a recovery for their damages. This includes the right to be compensated for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and more. In cases of a fatal crash, family members can step in and file a lawsuit on behalf of their deceased family member.
Regardless of your situation, a pedestrian accident case is complicated, and there are many things that must be considered. Rather than attempt to handle the claim yourself or deal directly with the insurance company, you should seek the services of a skilled Los Angeles County pedestrian accident lawyer. At Madison Law Group, we will always make sure that your rights are protected while at the same time helping you recover the most compensation under the circumstances of your case.
Our firm is here to assist you at any time following a serious crash. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. If we decide to handle your case, there is no fee until we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To schedule a time to speak with a pedestrian accident attorney in Hawthorne, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.
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