May 21, 2023
Monterey Park, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Atlantic Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA (May 21, 2023) – Police are investigating the aftermath of a fatal pedestrian accident on Saturday, May 20th. The crash happened just after 1:30 a.m. on Atlantic Boulevard near the 60 Freeway overpass.
According to officials, the pedestrian was walking on Atlantic Boulevard when they were hit by a car. The pedestrian was found lying in the middle of the roadway. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the crash scene. The identity of the pedestrian was not released. There is no description of the vehicle or the suspect available at this time. There were no additional injuries reported.
The road was partially closed while police investigated at the scene. Drivers were told to avoid the area and to find an alternate route of travel if possible.
There is no further information available.
We wish to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family in the aftermath of this deadly pedestrian crash in Monterey Park.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
With many major metropolitan areas, California is also home to many pedestrians. Unfortunately, this also means that pedestrian crashes will occur. On average, about 900 fatalities and 14,000 injuries are reported each year in pedestrian accidents across our state. In recent years, deaths and injuries related to pedestrian crashes have been on the rise in California. The reason for this is not entirely clear, but it is a troubling trend that government officials are working to reverse. Some pedestrian crashes could have been prevented through the use of greater care and caution by drivers. These accidents are likely to lead to death or serious injuries for victims.
When you or a family member have been injured in a California pedestrian crash, you should be fully aware of your legal rights. Under our state’s law, a pedestrian crash victim may be entitled to seek compensation from the driver of a vehicle involved in the crash. This depends upon many factors, however. It is always best to speak with a California pedestrian accident attorney about your situation. This will help determine whether you have a case and what legal options you can pursue.
Here at Madison Law Group, our team of pedestrian accident lawyers understands the challenges you are facing following a sudden and unexpected crash. We know that your world has been turned upside down in the blink of an eye. We will fight to protect your legal rights as you move forward during this difficult time. When you need a tough and aggressive law firm, you can turn to us for help.
We are here to speak with you at any time. Before you speak with an insurance adjuster or other third party, please reach out to see how we can help. We offer a free consultation for all potential clients. We also handle most cases on a contingency fee basis, so there is no obligation until we obtain a recovery for you. To schedule your time to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Monterey Park, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.