Daniel Chuong Killed in Santa Monica Pedestrian Crash on Lincoln Boulevard near Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica, California (February 6, 2020) - The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has identified the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred in Santa Monica Saturday morning.
Daniel Chuong, 35, died in the accident that took place on Lincoln Boulevard near Ocean Park Boulevard at about 7:10 a.m. Saturday, February 1.
According to the report, a vehicle was traveling north on Lincoln Boulevard when it struck a pedestrian in the roadway. The victim reportedly fell into the road from the curb.
The victim, Identified as Daniel Chuong, died of his injuries while being transported to a hospital
Police said the driver remained at the scene.
No further details were released.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said