July 13, 2023
Los Angeles, CA – Elden Johnson Identified in Pedestrian Crash on 101 Fwy.
Los Angeles, CA (July 13, 2023) – Officials have identified the victim of a deadly pedestrian accident that took place earlier this week in Los Angeles. The accident happened just before 5:00 a.m. on the 101 Freeway in the downtown area.
According to the California Highway Patrol, 40-year-old Elden Johnson was killed in the crash. Johnson was walking in or near the roadway when he was hit by a car. He suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the crash scene. There is no word on what caused the accident to occur. Police have not said if anyone else was hurt in the collision.
The road was shut down following the accident as authorities investigated the collision and cleared the scene. It is not known if any charges are expected to be filed at this time. An investigation is ongoing.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Elden Johnson in the aftermath of this fatal pedestrian crash in Los Angeles.
California Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian crashes in California are the most dangerous and deadly types of accidents that take place. The reason for this is simple. Pedestrians have almost no protection from the force and impact of an accident. As a result, they are very likely to suffer death or serious injuries when they are struck by a vehicle. Unfortunately, many pedestrian accidents are caused by careless and reckless drivers. These drivers may fail to see or yield to a pedestrian until it is too late to avoid a collision. Ultimately, police will conduct an investigation in order to determine who should be held responsible.
California law provides accident victims with the right to seek a recovery when they have been involved in a crash. In cases where the other motorist was at fault, the victim may have a legal claim for various damages. When a fatality occurs, the victim’s family member or loved one can pursue this claim under our state’s wrongful death statute. These cases are very complicated in nature and should only be handled by an experienced lawyer.
Here at Madison Law Group, we stand up for the rights of our clients. Our firm knows and understands that you are going through a difficult period in your life. We want to be there for you every step of the way. When you have been affected by a sudden tragedy, you should not be burdened with the details of your legal claim. We will handle that for you as we fight for all the compensation you deserve.
We are standing by to speak with you at any time. Our firm provides free consultations and case evaluations for all potential and prospective clients. When you need a tough and aggressive attorney, you can count on us to get results. There is no fee unless we win. To schedule an appointment with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call any time at (310) 201-7676.