Armando Hernandez, 21, killed by motorcyclist on 10 fwy in Santa Monica

Posted: June 22, 2022

SANTA MONICA, CA (June 22, 2022) – Armando Hernandez, 21, was struck and killed by a motorcyclist on the 10 freeway in Santa Monica.

CBS News reports that Hernandez was on the road around 3:30 a.m. when the motorcyclist struck him near the Cloverfield Boulevard on-ramp. It is unclear why he would have been walking on the freeway at the time of the crash. California Highway Patrol officers say Armando Hernandez was attempting to cross the freeway on foot.

Officers say that other drivers may have hit the body as well, and those drivers remained on the scene.

The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with major injuries, although his current condition is unknown at this time.

Santa Monica Police officers are also aiding in the investigation.

The crash caused all lanes to be closed for about an hour as officers issued a SigAlert.

Liability In Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Armando Hernandez. 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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