May 08, 2023
Pacoima, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Crash on I-5 Freeway
Pacoima, CA (May 8, 2023) – A pedestrian was killed in a crash that occurred in Pacoima on Sunday night, May 7th. The accident happened just after 8:00 p.m. on the Interstate 5 Freeway near the interchange with the 118 Freeway.
Troopers with the California Highway Patrol were dispatched to the crash scene. According to a report from the area, the man was walking on or near the roadway when he was struck by a northbound vehicle. The man, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at the accident scene. His name is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification. Both the northbound and southbound lanes of travel were blocked for several hours. Motorists were advised to avoid the scene and to find an alternate route of travel.
There is no word on exactly how the accident took place at this time. It is unclear if any other injuries were sustained.
No further information is available.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this deadly pedestrian crash in Pacoima.
California Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable crash victims on California’s roadways. According to estimates, up to 85% of all California pedestrian accidents will result in injuries. Moreover, the injuries suffered are likely to be serious. In 2022, pedestrian deaths made up about 25% of all traffic-related fatalities in California. Considering that the number of cars greatly outnumbers pedestrians, these statistics help to illustrate the real danger faced by pedestrians in our state.
A California pedestrian crash can take place in an instant. These collisions tend to occur most often during the nighttime or early morning hours at times when visibility is low. Many pedestrian crashes also take place at intersections where the victim is attempting to cross the road. Many pedestrian accidents in California take place due to driver error. Speeding, failing to yield. and distraction are among the most common reasons that a pedestrian crash happens. The cause of every accident will be closely investigated by authorities in order to determine exactly how it occurred and who should be held responsible.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a local pedestrian crash, you should seek the services of an attorney as soon as possible. Here at Madison Law Group, we have a skilled and experienced team of Pacoima pedestrian accident lawyers standing by to help. We know that a pedestrian crash can be devastating on many levels. We want to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve to help you get through this difficult time.
Our firm is standing by to take your call right now. We always offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. When we meet with you, we will go over the aspects of your case in detail and help to come up with a plan for your success. To schedule your time to speak with a Pacoima pedestrian accident lawyer, please reach out to us using our online contact form or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.