Los Angeles, CA (February 19, 2023) – A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 18.
The deadly accident took place at the corner of Western Avenue and W. Jefferson Boulevard at around 7:20 p.m. The victim was traveling near the intersection when they were struck. Emergency responders were dispatched, and the injured party was later transferred to a local hospital.
The severity of the resulting injuries has not been confirmed. The identity of the injured party was not provided in local reports.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly pedestrian crash is underway.
Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in California
The problem of pedestrian crashes and severe injuries on California roadways is severe and only becomes worse as days go on. Nowadays, more people are walking during their everyday lives —whether for leisure, fitness, or just to get to work, school, or the store. There were over 7,500 pedestrian fatalities between 2009 and 2018, and there was a 26% increase in pedestrian fatalities between 2014 and 2018. You need an experienced attorney working for you if you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian crash.
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