Los Angeles, CA (August 15, 2020) – On Thursday morning, August 13th, authorities responded to a fatal pedestrian collision that took place in Los Angeles. It happened early at around 1:44 a.m. on West Venice Avenue.
According to police officials, the victim was attempting to cross the street in the 6000 block of West Venice Boulevard when they were struck by a car and found lying in the roadway after the collision. Emergency crews arrived at the crash site where they pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle involved remained at the scene where they cooperated with law enforcement. At this time, the events that led to this incident remain under investigation.
No further details have been made available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Los Angeles
Throughout the year 2018 alone, pedestrian collisions with various motor vehicles tragically claimed the lives of at least 893 people all over California roadways, according to official reports. This figure represents the total of around a 26% increase in deadly auto-pedestrian collisions from the numbers that were recorded to authorities back in 2014. Altogether, between the years of 2009 and 2018, a total of approximately 7,500 pedestrians were struck and killed in similar incidents all throughout the state, many of which were officially reported as fatal or otherwise life-ending pedestrian accidents in Los Angeles. The death rate of pedestrian collisions in California is at least 25% above the national average.
There is no excuse for such actions as distracted or intoxicated driving, and in the case of an irresponsible motorist who has caused a fatal pedestrian accident, loved ones are encouraged to hold that party accountable for wrongful death in Los Angeles. The anguish of losing a family member in an unexpected collision is a life-alternating occurrence and finding compassionate representation that understands the sensitive nature of such a time can be vital.
Serious accidents don't only cause immense physical and emotional suffering but also leave surviving parties with the high costs of hospitalization and continued medical treatment or funeral costs, among other financial burdens. When a reckless party causes the suffering of another person, that party must be held responsible for compensating the victims. An aggressive pedestrian accident attorney in Los Angeles County will assist you along the often turbulent road to financial recompense. The bottom line is that there is absolutely never any viable reason why innocent people should suffer any more than they already have at the hands of a negligent party.
At AgnewBrusavich, our dedicated Los Angeles accident attorneys are devoted to helping those who have wrongfully suffered at the hands of an irresponsible party. We understand the overwhelming moments that follow a sudden and severe accident, and we are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. If you have lost a loved one because of someone else's negligence in the Los Angeles County area, contact our Torrance wrongful death attorneys at (310) 928-9081 today.
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