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Pedestrian struck and killed by garbage truck in San Pedro

Posted: December 8, 2022

SAN PEDRO, CA (December 8, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a garbage truck in San Pedro.

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The accident occurred the morning of December 5 around 5:10 a.m. when a local man in his 70s was found on Pacific Avenue and 13th Street.

LAPD officers say the truck drivers stayed on the scene and cooperated with their investigation.

Drugs and alcohol are not currently considered to be factors in this collision, which occurred while the elderly man was in a marked crosswalk.

[via CBS News]

Liability In San Pedro 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 the Pedestrian Killed by Garbage Truck in San Pedro

We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the man 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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