Castaic, CA (March 6, 2023) – A crash took place in Castaic on Thursday evening that prompted authorities to respond. At around 9:00 p.m. on March 2, triggers with the California Highway Patrol were notified that their assistance was needed at the scene of a crash on Castaic Road.
According to officials, a pedestrian was traveling north on the shoulder of the roadway. For reasons unknown, they were struck by a vehicle just south of the Interstate 5 overpass.
The pedestrian was severely hurt as a result of the accident. Emergency crews responded to the scene and secured the roadway.
The pedestrian and the driver of the vehicle were both transported to Henry Mayo Hospital for emergency care. Authorities confirm that the pedestrian passed away from their injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the accident remain under investigation.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Hundreds of fatal pedestrian accidents take place every year in California. The majority of these accidents are completely and entirely preventable. We see countless innocent pedestrians lose their lives as a result of drivers who are speeding, impaired by drugs or alcohol, distracted, or those who run red lights at intersections. Losing the life of a loved one can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Fortunately, families who are forced to deal with these overwhelming and devastating situations are able to take legal action.
After the sudden and unexpected loss of your loved one, your family can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver. A Castaic wrongful death lawyer can help your family protect your legal rights and fight for fair compensation.
After losing a loved one, an attorney will be able to help you build a case against the defendant. They will gather evidence from the scene of the accident and various sources. Your attorney will cite to ensure that the negligent driver provides you with the compensation that you need and deserve to cover the damages that your family faces moving forward. This includes compensation for funeral costs, burial expenses, loss of consortium, and more. Acting quickly after losing a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident is in your best interest.
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