March 20, 2023
Santa Clarita, CA – Lance Lott Killed in Pedestrian Crash on 5 Fwy.
Santa Clarita, CA (March 20, 2023) – A 21-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian accident in Santa Clarita on Saturday, March 18th. The accident happened just before 3:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, also known as the Golden Gate Freeway.
According to a report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, the man was walking in the northbound lanes of the roadway when he was hit by a white van that was also traveling northbound. Paramedics and fire crews also responded to the crash scene, where they found the man lying on the ground. Lifesaving efforts were begun but were ultimately unsuccessful, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was later identified as Lance Lott.
There is no word on whether the vehicle remained at the scene of the crash or whether any other injuries were reported. Police are still investigating the accident at this time. It is not clear if any charges will be filed.
No further details have been released.
We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to the family of Lance Lott following this deadly pedestrian accident in Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrian accidents in Los Angeles County take place every day and affect thousands of people each year. The statistics are sobering. In 2016, Los Angeles County had the most reported pedestrian accident fatalities of any county in the country. Since that time, thousands more pedestrians have been hurt or killed in local crashes. Further, according to statistics, more than 25 percent of pedestrian accidents will result in severe or critical injuries when the accident happens at speeds greater than 20 miles per hour. Since many pedestrian crashes occur on freeways or busy streets, it follows that a large number of these accidents will also take place at high speeds.
The devastating toll of a pedestrian accident is well-known. The crash can result in the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one but can also cause serious injuries that require costly and expensive medical treatment. The injuries can be disabling and require long-term care. This can place victims in a financial bind as they struggle to pay for the cost of expensive and often complex treatment.
There are some things that pedestrians can do to reduce the risks of an accident occurring. Many pedestrian crashes occur at night or in poorly-lit areas. If possible. pedestrians should avoid walking in the dark or wearing dark-colored clothing that makes it more difficult for drivers to see them. Additionally, a pedestrian should attempt to walk in crosswalks or other designated areas when possible.
At Madison Law Group, we are here for you if you or a loved one have been affected by a local pedestrian accident. Our Santa Clarita pedestrian accident attorneys can help during your time of need. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential clients. To schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, please contact us at the link on our website or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.