Jaizell Mabin Died In Long Beach Pedestrian Accident On Pacific Coast Highway Not Far From Lewis Avenue
LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (October 11, 2021) – A pedestrian identified as Jaizell Mabin has tragically died in a car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the collision took place around 5:50 a.m. on Thursday. Jaizell Mabin was crossing the roadway when he was hit by a car traveling eastbound.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures Jaizell Mabin died after the crash.
Police interviewed the driver of the 2009 Honda pilot who remained at the scene. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Long Beach Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “In 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. That’s about one death every 88 minutes.” Los Angeles county, in particular, has one of the highest instances of pedestrian collisions in the United States. There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Inclement weather
Drivers have a legal responsibility to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.” When a driver fails to exercise due care and hits a pedestrian they could be held liable in the event of a collision. Victims of pedestrian accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
The family of any victim that died in a car accident may be able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. However, insurance companies will often fight hard to deny liability for any accident. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Long Beach Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jaizell Mabin. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much.
This accident raises a number of important safety questions. Is there a history of accidents on this stretch of road? Was the driver involved distracted? Could this tragedy have been prevented? It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent similar accidents along this stretch of road.