March 23, 2023
Long Beach, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach, CA (March 23, 2022) – The Long Beach Police Department is investigating a deadly pedestrian crash on Thursday morning, March 23rd. The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway just east of Gaviota Avenue.
According to a report from the LBPD, a pedestrian was walking in or near the road when he was hit by a 2007 Toyota Camry that was traveling southbound on the PCH. The pedestrian, who was not immediately identified, suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The driver of the Camry, a 19-year-old Signal Hill man, remained at the scene and spoke with authorities about the accident. There were no additional vehicles involved in the crash, and no one else was hurt.
Police are still investigating the accident and its cause. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Long Beach police or Crime Stoppers. No further details regarding the incident are available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal pedestrian crash in Long Beach.
Long Beach Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable potential crash victims on California’s roadways. Each day, we are likely to encounter pedestrians as we travel to and from our destinations. In most cases, drivers will easily identify a pedestrian and will take the appropriate steps to avoid a major collision. In some instances, however, something goes wrong, and the pedestrian is hit by a vehicle. In these cases, we know that the pedestrian is likely to suffer serious injuries and even death in the immediate aftermath of the crash. Statistics tell us that about 80% of all pedestrian crash victims will suffer injuries, with many of the victims requiring hospitalization and long-term care.
If you or a family member have been affected by a pedestrian crash in Long Beach or the Orange County area, you should seek to protect your legal rights as soon as possible. Many people wonder whether they even need a lawyer to help them handle their injury case. In most instances, it is vital to have an attorney who can speak to the insurance adjuster on your behalf. The insurance company wants to give you the smallest amount possible for your claim. Having legal representation helps to level the playing field and ensure that there is someone in your corner who will stand up for you.
At Madison Law Group, we fully understand the importance of injury cases. We know that many victims were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and did not ask to be involved in this predicament. Regardless, we will come out fighting for you in order to achieve justice.
We are standing by to take your call at any time. When we meet with you, we will go over every aspect of your case and plan your best strategy. To speak with a Long Beach pedestrian accident lawyer, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.