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Charles Mullins identified as pedestrian killed on 110 Freeway in Downtown LA

Charles Mullins was identified as the man killed on the 110 Freeway in Downtown LA

85-year-old Charles Mullins was killed on a 110 Freeway off-ramp in Downtown LA on December 9 after dismounting his bicycle.

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 16, 2022) – An 85-year-old man who was struck and killed on a freeway off ramp by a vehicle in downtown Los Angeles has been identified.

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Officers from the California Highway Patrol were called at 12:51 a.m. on Dec. 9 to the Third Street off ramp of the northbound 110 Freeway where they learned the pedestrian appeared to have initially been riding a bicycle on the off ramp before he got off of it and was struck by the vehicle, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball told City News Service.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office identified the victim as Charles Mullins.

The driver stopped and contacted the CHP after hitting Mullins, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics.

Mullins died of blunt force injuries, according to the coroner’s office.

A SigAlert was issued and the off ramp was closed while the CHP conducted an investigation.

[via CNS]

Liability In Downtown LA 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 Charles Mullins’ Downtown LA Accident

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Charles Mullins. 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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