Lucia Rodriguez Lopez killed, her husband injured while walking in Santa Ana
SANTA ANA, CA (June 7, 2022) – Lucia Rodriguez Lopez, 36, of Santa Ana, was tragically killed when she was struck by a car while she was walking with her husband. The OC Register reports that her husband was also seriously injured in the accident.
The accident occurred on Saturday, June 4, around 8:30 p.m. on the 4700 block of 1st Street.
Lopez and her husband were both crossing the street when they were struck by a car traveling west on 1st Street.
Lucia Rodriguez Lopez was pronounced dead on the scene, and her husband was hospitalized for the treatment of his injuries.
The driver of the car stayed on the scene and cooperated with police. Santa Ana police officials don’t believe that drugs or alcohol were factors in this accident.
SAPD is still investigating the cause and circumstances surrounding the crash, and anyone with information on the accident are encouraged to come forward with additional details.
Liability In Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lucia Rodriguez Lopez and a speedy recovery for her husband. 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 pedestrian 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 (888) 395-7234.