LOS ANGELES, CA (July 20, 2022) – Chase Newton, 27, was identified today as the man killed on the Ventura (134) Freeway in Eagle Rock.
Newton was struck by a motorist who thought the collision was with a large animal, authorities said.
The crash was first reported at 11:38 p.m. Sunday on the eastbound 134 Freeway just west of Figueroa Street, said California Highway Patrol Officer Edgar Figueroa.
Officers arriving at the scene discovered the gray Hyundai Veloster had hit Chase Newton, who died at the scene, Figueroa said.
The CHP issued a SigAlert shutting down all eastbound freeway lanes at Harvey Drive and traffic was able to divert at the Glendale (2) Freeway.
Liability In Eagle Rock 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:
- 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 Eagle Rock Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Chase Newton. 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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