According to the California Highway Patrol, on June 1, 2019, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a suspect on a motorcycle who led authorities on a pursuit that ended in downtown Los Angeles.
When the police tried to stop the motorcyclist for running a red light, he continued onto the 605 Freeway, before racing down the 101 Freeway, exiting at Alameda Street and striking the pedestrian on Arcadia Street.
When paramedics arrived, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
In May, the Torrance Police Department reported a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and suffered major injuries as a result.
Two months before, LAPD officials said a pedestrian died after being struck by a car in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood of Los Angeles.
At Binder & Associates, our Encino, California pedestrian accident attorneys have successfully represented injury victims and their families after an automobile crashes into them while walking, jogging, running, or even standing in place — unaware of the negligence that is about to change their lives. Because, believe it or not, pedestrian accidents happen more frequently than most people imagine.
How Many Pedestrian Accidents Occur Each Year In The United States?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 130,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms last year for non-fatal, crash-related injuries.
And the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lists that on average, one pedestrian is killed in a traffic crash every 88 minutes. Adding that last year alone, 5,977 pedestrian deaths occurred throughout the country.
What Can Be Done About These Crashes To Keep Our Communities Safe?
It is nearly impossible to control the circumstances surrounding many of the pedestrian accident crashes that occur in the U.S. each year. When pedestrians are following traffic signs and signals, using crosswalks, and paying attention to their movements as they traverse the streets, the negligence of another — whether it is a driver, motorcyclist, or even someone on a scooter (will connect to this month’s scooter blog) — can compromise their safety in the blink of an eye.
When these injuries occur, our Los Angeles County pedestrian accident lawyers work tirelessly to deliver financial recovery results for our clients, so they are not left paying their medical bills and lost wages out of their own pockets.
And when someone tragically loses a loved one in a pedestrian accident in Los Angeles, our wrongful death attorneys will provide the guidance they need to determine which family members can file a wrongful death suit, and how we can help set the legal process in motion.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a pedestrian accident, contact our Encino, California personal injury attorney at Binder & Associates by calling (818) 659-8588 today to schedule a free consultation, and learn how we can help you hold the driver who caused your injuries accountable for your recovery.