53-year-old Lorraine Naranjo killed in pedestrian accident in Whittier

Posted: July 19, 2022

SOUTH WHITTIER, CA (July 19, 2022) – Authorities today identified Lorraine Naranjo, 53, of Whittier, who was struck and killed by a vehicle in the unincorporated South Whittier area near La Mirada.

Naranjo was injured about 10:15 p.m. Monday in the 14300 block of Leffingwell Road, and she died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the California Highway Patrol.

The investigation was continuing into the circumstances of the crash.

This story is still developing. The make and model of the other vehicle, the identity of the driver, and the driver’s condition are all still unknown. We will update this information as it becomes available to us.

[via City News Service]

Liability In Whittier 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:

  • Speeding
  • 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 Lorraine Naranjo’s Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lorraine Naranjo. 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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