April 03, 2023
Santa Ana, CA – Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on St. Getrude Pl.
Santa Ana, CA (April 3, 2023) – Officials in Santa Ana are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian. The incident took place around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of St. Gertrude Place and South Ross Street.
According to a report from the Santa Ana Police Department, a man, and a woman were walking near the intersection when they were struck by an unknown vehicle. Paramedics quickly responded to the scene and transported both victims to a local hospital for further treatment. The woman sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries, while the man succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Neither victim has been identified at this time. The driver of the vehicle fled the area immediately after striking the pedestrians.
An investigation is underway at this time. There is no description of the vehicle or the suspect at this time. No further details have been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to all who were affected by this fatal pedestrian accident in Santa Ana.
Orange County Pedestrian Accidents
Orange County experiences a staggering number of pedestrian accidents each year. According to more recent statistics, more than 3,000 pedestrians are involved in collisions on an annual basis. In 2021, a total of 375 pedestrians tragically lost their lives in Orange County pedestrian accidents, and many more were injured. It is estimated that the injury rate for all pedestrian crashes is around 80%, meaning that 8 out of every 10 crash victims will suffer some type of injury. To make matters worse, the injuries are usually serious in nature and will require complex and possibly long-term medical care.
The cause of each pedestrian accident will be carefully investigated by authorities. Some common causes of crashes involving pedestrians include distraction, failure to yield, impairment, and speeding. Both the driver and the pedestrian have a responsibility to act carefully under the circumstances and not to take actions that endanger others around them. Unfortunately, we see that many pedestrian accidents are caused by careless drivers.
Under California law, a pedestrian has the right to seek compensation if they have been injured in a crash. If the pedestrian was killed, then their family member can step in and pursue legal action. The particular legal claim should only be handled by an experienced attorney. There are many pitfalls that come with trying to handle your own case, including the stress of having to worry about your case while also dealing with a major tragedy.
Here at Madison Law Group, we know what you are experiencing. We want to help take the stress off of you during this difficult time. Our team of Santa Ana pedestrian accident attorneys will be there for your every step of the way. Our goal is to obtain the compensation that can help to secure your future.
We are standing by to speak with you at any time. To schedule your free consultation with one of our pedestrian accident attorneys in Santa Ana, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.