November 25, 2022

Los Angeles, CA – Man Killed, Other Hurt in Pedestrian Wreck at 9th & Olive Sts


Los Angeles, CA - Man Killed, Other Hurt in Pedestrian Wreck at 9th & Olive Sts

Los Angeles, CA (November 25, 2022) – On Friday night in downtown Los Angeles, a motorist traveling in the wrong direction struck two people who were crossing in a crosswalk.

At the junction of 9th Street and Olive Street, a silver Lexus going westbound on 9th hit two people just before midnight.

The force of the impact sent the victims airborne, and they landed on the street. Police say the motorist kept driving before colliding with another car head-on.

A 39-year-old man was identified as the suspected motorist, who was also drunk at the time of the collision.

After the second accident, the driver unsuccessfully tried to escape the scene by driving between a passenger car and a tractor-trailer. Witnesses were able to detain the motorist until the arrival of law enforcement.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the site and transferred the two victims to the hospital. A 32-year-old male was treated for serious injuries that were not life-threatening, while a 39-year-old man was pronounced dead.

The suspect was arrested for driving under the influence and is being detained on $130,000 bail. An investigation is ongoing at this time.

Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of their full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles

There are several factors that might lead to pedestrian accidents. According to NHTSA data, 73{1370d1a44a2a36111fd8aac2ccbc5aad49bce4f615ec80e8124ffd285aa21fc2} of pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas, and 69{1370d1a44a2a36111fd8aac2ccbc5aad49bce4f615ec80e8124ffd285aa21fc2} occur in non-intersections. There were 227 traffic deaths in Los Angeles during the year, 76 of which were pedestrians. Moreover, 72{1370d1a44a2a36111fd8aac2ccbc5aad49bce4f615ec80e8124ffd285aa21fc2} of accidents occurred at night when visibility was diminished. The highest number of pedestrian accidents occurred between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., whereas the second highest occurred between 9 p.m. and midnight.

Sadly, the age of pedestrians also comes into play. Children and the elderly are more likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents than other age groups. In 2013, 21 percent of children under the age of 14 killed in motor vehicle collisions were pedestrians. Children accounted for five percent of pedestrian deaths and fifteen percent of pedestrian injuries. Meanwhile, 19{1370d1a44a2a36111fd8aac2ccbc5aad49bce4f615ec80e8124ffd285aa21fc2} of pedestrian deaths and 10{1370d1a44a2a36111fd8aac2ccbc5aad49bce4f615ec80e8124ffd285aa21fc2} of pedestrian injuries included walkers aged 65 and older.

A person strolling along the street has little chance against a car weighing several tons. And regardless of the ultimate cause, you and your family will need the assistance of a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney to collect the financial recompense you need to go on with your life.

A Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney is familiar with the federal and state rules that pertain to your case and understands how to navigate the system to get the compensation you deserve. You run the danger of not being appropriately cared for financially if you choose not to take legal action or if you prefer to represent yourself because you do not understand all of the complexities of the law. Even if you are not certain that the motorist was at fault, contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys immediately to schedule a consultation. Since it is free, you have nothing to lose and a great deal to gain.

Moreover, the team at Madison Law Group has the considerable knowledge and skills required to submit a successful personal injury claim on your behalf. Please contact our personal injury attorneys in the Los Angeles region if you have any questions or want further information. Contact our support team at 310-201-7676 to immediately speak with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer.

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