May 31, 2023

Los Angeles, CA- UPDATE: Maria Valdiva Identified in Echo Park Crash


Los Angeles, CA- UPDATE: Maria Valdiva Identified in Echo Park Crash

Los Angeles, CA (May 31, 2023) –¬†Police in Los Angeles have identified the victim of a pedestrian crash that took place last week in Echo Park. The accident occurred around 1:45 p.m. on Scott Avenue near Glendale Boulevard.

Officials say that 74-year-old Maria Esther Valdivia was walking in a crosswalk when she was struck by a 1999 Mercedes-Benz E320. Valdivia suffered critical injuries and died as a result of the crash. The Mercedes driver remained at the scene and rendered medical aid. The driver has not been identified and was not hurt in the collision. Police determined that neither alcohol nor drugs played a role in the accident. It is unclear exactly what caused the crash.

At this time, there is no word on whether any charges will be filed in connection with the accident. The crash remains under investigation.

No further information is available.

We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Maria Valdivia following this fatal pedestrian crash in Los Angeles.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California

Each year, more than 6,000 people are killed in pedestrian accidents that take place across the country. More than 900 of these fatalities are reported in California, meaning that our state accounts for approximately 15% of all fatal pedestrian accidents in the United States. This number may seem shocking, but it is a good reminder of some of the dangers faced by pedestrians on our local roadways. Both drivers and pedestrians should remain alert at all times while they are on the roadways or near heavily-traveled areas. The truth is that most serious or fatal crashes could be avoided with the use of a moderate amount of care and caution.

If you or a family member have been affected by a California pedestrian accident, you should be aware of your legal rights. Under California law, accident victims or their loved ones may be entitled to pursue legal action following a serious crash. In the case of many pedestrian accidents, the crash is caused by a negligent driver. In this scenario, the affected victim should speak with an attorney regarding a possible legal claim. California allows family members to file a wrongful death claim when their loved one was killed in a crash that was someone else’s fault.

Here at Madison Law Group, we help people who have been hurt in serious accidents. When you have been affected by a crash, the aftermath can be overwhelming. During this time, your focus should be on recovery and moving forward. Let us handle the details of your legal claim while you plan your future.

We are standing by to speak with you at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, we will discuss your case in detail and help to come up with a plan to ensure your success. There is no fee until we obtain a recovery. To speak with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer, please contact us using our online intake form or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.