LOS ANGELES, CA (November 1, 2022) – A man now identified as Gerardo Rodriguez Lopez was killed on the 110 Freeway after he was hit by a vehicle on the transition road from the southbound 110 to the westbound 10 Freeway near downtown Los Angeles.
The man died at the scene, which occurred about 5 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
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Information on his identity was not immediately available.
The transition road was closed while an investigation was conducted.
The motorist stopped at the scene and was interviewed by officers.
This story on the man killed on the 110 freeway is still developing and we will update it with more information as soon as it becomes available.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2, 2022: Gerardo Rodriguez Lopez, 32, was identified as the victim tragically killed in this accident. We at Accident News Now offer our condolences to his friends and family, and hope they find peace during this difficult time.
[via City News Service]
Liability In Gerardo Rodriguez Lopez’s Downtown Accident
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 the Man Killed On the 110 Freeway Near Downtown
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the Gerardo Rodriguez Lopez, who was tragically struck and killed on the freeway. 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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