Pedestrian killed in Garden Grove on Chapman Avenue
GARDEN GROVE, CA (November 29, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed in Garden Grove tonight after being struck by a vehicle.
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Garden Grove Police Department officers responded at approximately 6:51 p.m. to the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Medina Drive where they learned the pedestrian was walking in the middle of the intersection on Chapman Avenue and was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound whose driver never saw the victim, said Sgt. Nick Jensen.
Orange County Fire Authority paramedics responded and attempted life- saving measures but the pedestrian died at the scene, Jensen said.
Alcohol or drugs are not believed to be a factor in the collision, police said.
The pedestrian’s gender and age were not immediately known.
We will continue to update this story as more information and details become available to us.
Liability In Garden Grove 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 the Pedestrian Killed in Garden Grove
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person tragically killed in this accident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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