April 08, 2023
Long Beach, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on 45th St.
Long Beach, CA (April 8, 2023) – A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Long Beach on Friday, April 7th. The accident happened just after 3:00 p.m. in the 700 block of 45th Street, just east of Atlantic Avenue.
According to a report from the Long Beach Police Department, a male pedestrian was walking on 45th Street when he was hit by a white pickup truck that was driving at a high rate of speed and making a wide left turn. The man, who was not identified, suffered serious injuries. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the white truck fled the scene but was later apprehended by the LBPD and was taken into custody in connection with the crash. The suspect’s name has not been released.
The road was closed while officials investigated the collision. Motorists were advised to avoid the area.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time. There is no further information available.
We would like to offer our condolences to the pedestrian’s family following this fatal pedestrian accident in Long Beach.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
In a recent year, there were nearly 900 pedestrians killed and more than 14,000 injured as a result of crashes on California’s roadways. Between 2014 and 2018, pedestrian deaths rose by 26%, and between 2009 and 2018, approximately 7,500 pedestrians lost their lives in crashes that took place statewide. The dangers faced by pedestrians in California cannot be understated. More than 80% of all pedestrian accidents will end in injuries. To make matters worse, the injuries that are suffered are frequently serious in nature and will require intensive medical care. These injuries can take a long time to heal, in the best-case scenario, leading to many negative impacts on the lives of victims.
Under California law, victims and family members could be entitled to compensation in the aftermath of a pedestrian crash. This includes compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, funeral costs, and potentially more. Pedestrian accident cases are very complicated. Often there are issues of who was at fault or who caused the accident to occur. Drivers may try to claim that the pedestrian should be held responsible, thus jeopardizing the case. An experienced attorney should be hired in order to help. Attempting to handle a case on your own can result in a lesser settlement or even no settlement at all.
At Madison Law Group, we help people who have been victimized by negligent drivers. We know that this is a difficult and unexpected time in your life. We bring care and compassion to each client’s case, and we always stand up for your legal rights.
Our firm is here to speak with you at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential clients. When you are in need of legal assistance, you can count on us. To speak with a Long Beach pedestrian accident lawyer, please reach out to us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.