A woman was killed in a pedestrian accident in Huntington Beach. According to a report in The Orange County Register, the fatal collision occurred on the evening of Jan. 24 2022 at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Yorktown Avenue.
Police say the pedestrian was struck by a Chevy Silverado. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Huntington Beach
The driver of the Silverado, a 58-year-old Garden Grove man, remained at the scene and talked with officers. Based on a preliminary investigation, officials say it doesn’t appear that alcohol or drugs were factors in this fatal pedestrian accident. Officials are still investigating the cause of this accident. Anyone who witnessed the collision or has more information is urged to contact Huntington Beach police investigators at 714-536-5670.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members of the deceased pedestrian. They will be in our thoughts and prayers.
What Caused This Fatal HB Collision?
Based on this news report, it appears that the intersection where this accident occurred has stoplights as well as crosswalks. However, it is not clear at this time whether the pedestrian was walking in a crosswalk or whether the driver had the light at the time of the collision.
There are a number of unanswered questions here. Was the driver distracted or inattentive at the time? How fast was he traveling at the time? Did a dangerous condition on the roadway either cause or contribute to this tragic collision? We trust these are some of the questions officials will examine as they continue their investigation.
In such cases, families of deceased victims would be well advised to contact an experienced Huntington Beach pedestrian accident lawyer who will remain on top of the official investigation and help protect their legal rights and options. If the driver was negligent at the time, he could be held liable for the victim’s wrongful death.
Families of deceased accident victims can seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love, care, and companionship. If dangerous roadway design or lack of roadway maintenance caused the crash, the city or governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway can also be held liable. In such cases, claims must be filed within 180 days or six months of the accident.