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Man Killed in Fullerton Pedestrian Accident


A man was killed in a Fullerton pedestrian accident on the night of March 8, City News Service reports.

According to the report, the fatal collision occurred in the 2500 block of East Chapman Avenue west of the 57 Freeway and near Cal State Fullerton. The injured pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he died. His name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

Pedestrian Accident Investigation

Police said the pedestrian was crossing northbound across Chapman, and the vehicle was traveling west on Chapman before the collision near Clarke Avenue. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was said to be cooperating with the police. Based on preliminary investigations, drugs, alcohol, and speed were not considered factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Fullerton police at 714-738-6815.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family of this pedestrian accident victim. They will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Rights of Pedestrians

Based on the news report, it appears that this pedestrian accident occurred near the intersection of Chapman and Clarke avenues. It is not clear if the victim was walking in a marked or unmarked crosswalk at the time. California Vehicle Code 21950 (a) requires motorists to stop and yield the way to pedestrians walking in marked or unmarked crosswalks.

California Vehicle Code 21954 states that while pedestrians who are not walking within marked or unmarked crosswalks should yield the right of way to vehicles, drivers also have a responsibility to look out for pedestrians who may be attempting to cross the freeway.

If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, lost future income, and loss of love, care and companionship. An experienced Fullerton pedestrian accident lawyer will advise victims’ families in such circumstances regarding their legal rights and options.




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