Christopher Berry killed on 405 freeway near Burbank Boulevard

Posted: July 5, 2022

VAN NUYS, CA (July 5, 2022) – Christopher Berry, 39, of Indianapolis, was identified as the victim who was struck by a car on the 405 freeway in Van Nuys.

Patch reports that Berry was walking on the 405 freeway Friday at around 1:46 a.m. when he was struck and killed by a vehicle south of Burbank Boulevard.

The California Highway Patrol reports that the driver who struck Christopher Berry remained at the scene while the incident was investigated.

The collision caused the closure of both northbound and southbound lanes of the 405 for several hours.

Liability In Van Nuys 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 Van Nuys Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Christopher Berry. 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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