Gardena, CA – Two Pedestrians Hit, One Killed on Marine Ave.
Gardena, CA (February 11, 2024) – The Gardena Police Department was called to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on Sunday, February 11th. The crash happened around 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Marine Avenue and Budlong Avenue.
According to an initial report, the two victims were crossing the road when they were both hit by a car. The victims were in a crosswalk at the time they were struck. Both pedestrians suffered critical injuries, including one of the pedestrians who was a child. One of the victims died from their injuries while the other was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. It is unknown if the child was the deceased victim. No one involved in the crash has been identified.
The road was shut down while police investigated the accident. Motorists were advised to use caution near the scene. At this time, there is no word on whether any charges will be filed. An investigation is ongoing.
We want to offer our thoughts and condolences to all who were affected by this tragic fatal pedestrian accident in Gardena.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California
Pedestrians are at great risk of serious bodily harm or death when they are struck by a vehicle. A pedestrian has no protection from the impact of a crash and can suffer major injuries, including head trauma, broken bones, and paralysis. Statistics tell us that California is a dangerous place for pedestrians. The national state average for pedestrian accidents is 1.04 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people. In California, the rate is substantially higher with 1.29 deaths per 100,000 residents. In 2022, more than 500 people were killed in California pedestrian crashes and thousands more were hurt.
When a pedestrian accident takes place, it must be closely investigated by authorities in order to determine the cause. Unfortunately, many of these accidents happen to innocent victims. Negligent drivers often fail to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections, leading to a tragic but preventable accident.
If you or a loved one have suffered losses due to a pedestrian accident in California, you should speak with an attorney at the soonest possible time. The law allows victims and family members to seek compensation in certain circumstances. Here at Benji Personal Injury, we proudly represent clients who have been affected by someone else’s negligence. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for your clients and we would be honored to assist you as well. While the law can be complicated, we use our expertise to help our clients achieve the results that they need. You may have a limited time to take action so please reach out to us as soon as possible.
Our team stands ready to speak with you at any time. We will treat your case with the care and compassion that it deserves. We offer a free consultation for all potential clients and there is no fee until we have obtained a recovery on your behalf. To schedule your time to speak with a pedestrian accident attorney in Gardena, please reach out to us using our online intake form or give us a call at 866-236-5474.
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