73-year-old woman killed in Culver City while crossing street
CULVER CITY, CA (July 12, 2022) – A 73-year-old woman was tragically killed in Culver City when she was struck by a pickup truck while crossing the street, according to Westside Today.
The Culver City Police Department reports that around 1:59 p.m. on July 4, an elderly woman was struck by a Toyota Tundra near Green Valley Circle and Doverwood Drive.
The woman was found lying on the ground when emergency response crews arrived. She was said to be suffering from serious, life-threatening injuries when she was found.
Emergency response began performing CPR on the woman, and the fire department transported her to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, she ultimately succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the Toyota remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators. It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.
The investigation is ongoing and we will update this story with information when it becomes available.
Liability In Culver City Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Culver City Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the decedent in this case. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.