May 03, 2023
Santa Clarita, CA – Pedestrian Struck and Killed on I-5 near Lyons Ave.
Santa Clarita, CA (May 3, 2023) – Officials in the Santa Clarita area responded to the scene of a deadly pedestrian accident on Wednesday morning, May 5th. The collision occurred just before 5:00 a.m. on Interstate 5 northbound near Lyons Avenue.
Police say that a pedestrian was walking on the freeway when they were struck by a pickup truck. The pedestrian suffered critical injuries and died at the crash scene. The victim’s identity has not been released at this time. There were no other injuries reported in the accident. Police shut down the road for approximately an hour while investigating and clearing the area. Drivers were advised to avoid the scene.
Authorities are still looking into the crash. There is no word on whether any charges are expected to be filed. No further details are available.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the victim’s family following this fatal pedestrian accident in Santa Clarita.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
It is estimated that a fatal pedestrian crash occurs about every 81 minutes in the United States. In 2020, a total of 6,516 pedestrians were killed in crashes nationwide. Most of these accidents involved male pedestrians, and the large majority occurred in urban areas of the country. California routinely leads the nation in fatal pedestrian crashes, with approximately 900 fatalities reported annually on our state’s roadways. If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian accident, you are likely experiencing a range of emotions during this difficult time. It is important to know your legal rights as you move forward following the accident.
Pedestrian crashes frequently lead to serious injury or death. In some cases, the injured pedestrian was not at fault for the accident. In these instances, crash victims or their family members could be entitled to bring a legal claim. California law allows victims to recover a variety of damages, including lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, and potentially more. In order to determine the compensation to which you are entitled, you should consult with a Santa Clarita pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible.
At Madison Law Group, our skilled legal team can help when you have been affected by a pedestrian crash. We know that these accidents can turn your life upside down in a matter of seconds. Our firm is here for you during this time. We know what needs to be done to help you receive an appropriate recovery so that you can move forward with your life.
We are here to speak with you at any time. When you are in need of a tough and reliable law firm, you can count on us to deliver results. Before you speak with an insurance adjuster or other third party, please reach out to see how we can help. We offer a free consultation for all potential clients. To schedule your time to speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Santa Clarita, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call at (310) 201-7676.