Rachel Vargas killed in West Covina accident on 10 freeway

Posted: July 7, 2022

WEST COVINA, CA (July 7, 2022) – Authorities identified Rachel Vargas, 40, of Pomona, as the woman who was struck by at least one vehicle and killed on the eastbound 10 freeway in West Covina.

Rachel Vargas was injured about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday near Holt Avenue, and tragically died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the California Highway Patrol.

According to the CHP, someone reported that a woman wearing dark clothing was walking in the slow lane of the freeway before she was fatally injured. The circumstances of her death are under investigation.

As this story develops, we will update it with information when it becomes available.

via City News Service

Liability In West Covina 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:

  • Speeding
  • 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 West Covina Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Rachel Vargas. 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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