Wilmington, CA (November 11, 2023) A woman was fatally struck by a vehicle in Wilmington on Friday night, November 10th, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The fatal collision occurred at approximately 7:45 p.m. at the intersection of G Street and George De La Torre, Jr. Avenue. Sadly, officers believe the accident was a result of a DUI driver.
The woman was simply walking on the evening of Friday, November 10th, when her life tragically came to an end. The desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center said the vehicle was heading west on G Street when, for reason still unknown, it hit the pedestrian. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities following the collision on G Street in Wilmginton. The driver was arrested at the scene for suspicion of driving under the influence, according to officers.
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Paramedics arrived and performed life-saving measures on the 41-year-old woman. She was carefully, but quickly, placed on a gurney and loaded into an ambulance. EMTs rushed her to the nearest hospital with life-threatening injuries, but she was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Her identity is being withheld until her next of kin has been notified.
Officers are investigating this accident to understand what exactly happened at the intersection of G Street and George De La Torre Jr. Avenue in Wilmington, California.
Liability In Wilmington 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 DUI Pedestrian Crash In Wilmington
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman tragically 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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