Joseph Curran, 74, killed at Elysian Park bus stop
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 18, 2022) – Joseph Curran, 74, was identified as the man killed when a vehicle crashed into a bus stop in the Elysian Park area of Los Angeles.
Curran died from multiple blunt force injuries, according to the coroner’s office. His city of residence was not available.
The crash was reported just after 4:20 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 1001 N. Broadway, fewer than 2 miles from Dodger Stadium, said Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Two other people were injured, with one of them taken to a hospital in critical condition. It was not known if the patients were pedestrians or occupants of vehicles.
via City News Service
Liability In Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Joseph Curran. 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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