March 05, 2023

Newhall, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Agua Dulce Canyon Rd.

Newhall, CA - Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Agua Dulce Canyon Rd.

Newhall, CA (March 5, 2023) –¬†Officials with the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian crash on Sunday morning, March 5th. A call regarding the crash first came in around 1:00 a.m.

According to a report, the collision took place on State Route 14 at Agua Dulce Canyon Road. Dispatch notes indicated that the collision involved a pedestrian and a white sedan. When police arrived, they found two cars at the scene. The pedestrian was lying in the roadway suffering from critical injuries. Paramedics arrived and attempted lifesaving measures but the pedestrian ultimately succumbed to their injuries.

The road was blocked and closed immediately following the accident. Motorists were diverted around the scene and asked to find an alternate route of travel. There is no word on what caused the crash to occur at this time. Police have not identified the deceased victim.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing. There is no further information available.

We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family of the deceased pedestrian following this fatal crash in Newhall.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Newhall

There are many people out walking on a daily basis in California. Pedestrians can be seen in every town on local city streets and neighborhoods. They may also be in busier areas such as freeways and interstate roadways. In a troubling trend, the number of pedestrian fatalities in California has risen in recent years. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, approximately 900 pedestrians are killed each year in crashes that take place across our state. This number represents about a 25 percent increase when compared with statistics from 2014. The reason for the increase in fatal pedestrian accidents is unclear, but these numbers give California the highest number of pedestrian deaths in the country with a per capita rate that is 25 percent above the national average.

The cause of each pedestrian crash must be carefully investigated. Both drivers and pedestrians share responsibility for the safety of the pedestrian. A pedestrian can take steps such as wearing bright-colored clothing and crossing the road only at marked crosswalks and intersections. A driver can ensure the safety of pedestrians by always remaining vigilant and not becoming distracted while operating their vehicle. Too many preventable pedestrian accidents occur because of driver negligence or inattention. These crashes most often lead to death or serious injuries for the victim.

Here at Madison Law Group, our attorneys can help when you or a loved one have been affected by a serious crash. We have decades of experience handling some of the most difficult cases. We will always stand up for your legal rights and the compensation that you deserve.

Our firm is standing by to speak with you at any time. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. To schedule your time to speak with a pedestrian accident attorney in Los Angeles, please reach out to us via the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.