February 18, 2023
Los Angeles, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Crash in Jefferson Park
Los Angeles, CA (February 18, 2023) – Officials were dispatched to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in Los Angeles on Friday, February 17th. The accident happened around 7:20 p.m. in the Jefferson Park area on Western Avenue near West Jefferson Boulevard.
According to a report, a pedestrian was walking near the roadway when they were hit by a vehicle. The pedestrian, who was not identified, died at the crash scene. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and spoke following the collision. The driver was not injured, and there were no other vehicles involved. The road was partially shut down while authorities investigated the accident. Motorists were asked to avoid the area and to find an alternate route of travel if possible. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing.
No further details have been released.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Los Angeles
Pedestrian accidents are among the most serious and devastating collisions in Los Angeles. Most pedestrians are seriously injured when they are hit by a vehicle. Every year, hundreds of victims will lose their lives, and many more will be hurt when they are involved in Los Angeles pedestrian crashes. A pedestrian accident can be a disputed event. In other words, if you or a loved one have been affected by an accident, the driver may attempt to avoid responsibility by blaming the pedestrian or someone else for the crash. These accidents must be carefully investigated in order to determine the cause and who should be held responsible.
Many pedestrian accidents are avoidable in nature. Most of them are caused by negligent drivers. Some common examples of negligence include distraction, texting while driving, speeding, and impairment. Drivers have a duty to pay attention to their surroundings in order to avoid causing an accident. When a driver violates this duty and causes a crash, they can be held legally responsible for their actions.
Here at Madison Law Group, we work to protect the legal rights of our clients. Our attorneys focus their practice on representing injured victims and family members in the aftermath of a serious car accident. We use our experience to help our clients achieve the maximum possible recovery under the specific circumstances of their case. Before you talk to an insurance adjuster or another third party, please reach out to us to see if we can help.
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