101 Freeway Pedestrian Crash Left One Person Fatal in Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA (July 11, 2023) – A 101 Freeway pedestrian crash left one person with fatal injuries. According to KTLA, the crash occurred around 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
One person succumbed to fatal injuries after a 101 Freeway pedestrian crash in downtown Los Angeles.
The California Highway Patrol responded to a fatal pedestrian crash near Los Angeles Street, resulting in the loss of one life.
According to the report, a vehicle struck a pedestrian, causing severe, life-threatening injuries.
The impact of the crash forced the temporary closure of three lanes on the southbound side of the freeway.
To ensure public safety and facilitate the investigation, a SigAlert was promptly issued, notifying drivers about the lane closures.
Fortunately, the closed lanes were reopened later in the morning.
J&M Tip: Drivers should always remain alert to the possibility that pedestrians might step into traffic, and pedestrians must be watchful of cars that may not have seen them.
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More About Pedestrian Accident Liability
Pedestrians usually get major injuries in pedestrian accidents. Sometimes, they can even cause death. When it comes to liability, it can fall on the pedestrian or driver based on various factors of the accident. Proving liability can become vague or obvious. The process generally involves finding out who acted carelessly, causing the accident. Any Los Angeles personal injury or accident lawyer will tell you that you need to show the following to prove negligence and liability:
- legal responsibility or “duty of care”
- violated or breached the duty of care
- the violation caused the accident
- the violation resulted in injuries or damages
In some cases, the driver might’ve sped down the road, hitting the pedestrian. This can put fault on the driver. Meanwhile, pedestrians can get hit by a car because they acted against traffic signals, such as jaywalking. In these instances, the pedestrian can become at fault. Other factors, such as lack of road markings and ample lighting, can also lead to pedestrian accidents. In these cases, a pedestrian accident lawyer can help look at all angles to determine liability. Learn more about pedestrian accident lawyers in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Los Angeles
In this case, the family members of the fatal victim in this Los Angeles pedestrian crash can have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. These results can point out any acts of negligence by a person or business which might have contributed to the accident.
Indeed, no amount of money can ever make up for the injuries or death left by an accident caused by someone else. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind, so you can fully heal and recover.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Pedestrian Accident
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- Car Accident
- Hit and Run Accident
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It’s important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can also help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, pedestrian accident, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can also help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements in Los Angeles and more. If you’d like professional advice about your case, call us today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the parties mentioned above. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of the victim.
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