Garden Grove, CA (November 20, 2023) A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Garden Grove on Monday morning, according to the Garden Grove Police Department. The fatal accident took place around 5:45 a.m. in the 12000 block of Haster Street.
The Garden Grove Police Department received numerous calls on Monday morning about a pedestrian being hit by a car. The calls started coming in at approximately 5:45 a.m. Officers arrived at the scene on Haster Street to find a 48-year-old woman lying in the street. A 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis had hit her and was stopped, awaiting officers.
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Paramedics at the scene hurried to perform life-saving measures on the pedestrian, but she was eventually pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s identity has not been released but officers have reason to believe that she is an un-housed woman whose last known address was in Garden Grove.
The driver of the Grand Marquis cooperated with officers after the collision. They do not suspect drugs or alcohol to be a factor in this fatal pedestrian collision.
Garden Grove Police Investigator John Yergler is leading the investigation on this accident to try and determine what exactly happened to cause this Garden Grove fatality.
Liability In Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this accident. 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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