April 10, 2023

Pacific Palisades, CA – UPDATE: Ashleigh Lawrence Identified in Fatal Saturday Crash

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Pacific Palisades, CA (April 10, 2023) – A 32-year-old woman who was killed in a crash in Pacific Palisades over the weekend has been identified.

Police say that Ashleigh Lawrence, of Los Angeles, was walking on rocks overlooking the beach when she was hit by a vehicle. The crash happened when a 21-year-old man was traveling southbound on the Pacific Coast Highway around 12:45 a.m. on Saturday. The man lost control of his car and collided with several parked vehicles. Two of the vehicles were pushed into the rocks and struck Lawrence and two other pedestrians on the rocks. Lawrence was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other victims were taken to a hospital with serious to moderate injuries and are all expected to recover. Following an investigation, the Los Angeles Police Department arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence. The suspect’s name has not been released at this time.

One person was taken to a hospital in serious condition, and five others were in fair to moderate condition, Prange said. The 21-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

There is no additional information available at this time. The accident remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Ashleigh Lawrence following this tragic incident in Pacific Palisades.

Fatal Car Accidents in Los Angeles

Each year, more than 300 people are killed in car accidents that take place in Los Angeles. The toll of pedestrian accidents is quite high, with over half of all reported fatalities involving pedestrians. In 2022, 159 pedestrians were killed in Los Angeles, one of the highest numbers in any city in the country. Los Angeles is known for pedestrians, with thousands of individuals walking throughout the city on a daily basis. Drivers should always remember to use all possible precautions in order to reduce the risk of a major crash. Unfortunately, however, negligent driving is still prevalent, which places pedestrians and all others in danger.

California law allows crash victims and family members to file certain legal claims in the aftermath of a serious crash. If you have lost a family member due to a Los Angeles pedestrian accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. You could be entitled to receive compensation for your losses, including payment of funeral and medical bills, loss of companionship, punitive damages, and more. While there is certainly nothing that can replace your family member, you could receive compensation to help offset some of the unexpected expenses that you are facing.

Here at Madison Law Group, we stand up for our client’s legal rights. We have assisted hundreds of clients and family members in the aftermath of serious crashes. Our firm strongly believes that all negligent drivers should be held fully accountable for their actions. When you have been affected by a sudden tragedy, we are here for you. To schedule a free appointment with a Pacific Palisades car accident lawyer, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.