LOS ANGELES, CA (August 3, 2022) – Robert Brown was identified as the pedestrian who was struck and killed in a vehicle collision on the Santa Monica (10) Freeway was identified today.
Officers from the California Highway Patrol were called to the eastbound Santa Monica Freeway west of La Brea Avenue around 3:58 a.m. Tuesday when they learned a pedestrian had been fatally hit by a vehicle, said CHP Officer Peter Nicholson.
Robert Brown, 67, was identified as the victim, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. His city of residency was not immediately known.
Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.
The collision closed four lanes of the 10 Freeway while the CHP conducted its investigation.
[via City News Service]
Liability In Los Angeles 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 Robert Brown’s Pedestrian Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Robert Brown. 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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