SANTA ANA, CA (November 21, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed early today by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Ana.
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The crash happened around 4 a.m. in the 2800 block of Main Street, according to Santa Ana police.
The Orange City Fire Department responded to the crash scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead, SAPD reported.
There was no immediate word on the age or gender of the victim. The person’s name will be withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Anyone with information on the crash or the driver was asked to call N. Quinones of the SAPD at 714-245-8216.
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 the Pedestrian Killed in Santa Ana Hit-And-Run
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the pedestrian tragically killed in this collision. 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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