57-year-old Costa Mesa man killed in Fountain Valley accident

Posted: June 21, 2022

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA (June 21, 2022) – A pedestrian identified as a 57-year-old Costa Mesa man was struck and killed in an accident in Fountain Valley according to L.A. Times.

Fountain Valley police say the accident occurred Sunday June 12, around 10:37 p.m. near the intersection of Warner Avenue and San Ricardo Street.

A driver in a 2002 Honda Civic collided with the 57-year-old man and pronounced him dead on the scene. The driver of the Honda remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, or whether the pedestrian man was in a crosswalk at the time of the collision.

We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

Liability In Fountain Valley 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 A Fountain Valley 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.

 

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