Mamlekat Joseph Killed in Long Beach Pedestrian Crash on Magnolia Avenue
Long Beach, California (February 9, 2020) - Mamlekat Joseph, 71, of Long Beach, was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident involving a bus on Saturday morning in Long Beach, police said.
The collision happened at around 11:16 a.m. Saturday, February 8, on Magnolia Avenue and West Third Street.
Long Beach police said Joseph was in a crosswalk trying to cross Magnolia Avenue when a northbound 2002 Bluebird Bus turning left onto Third Street struck her.
Joseph was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
No other injuries were reported.
The involved driver, identified as a 25-year-old man from Van Nuys, remained at the scene.
Police do not suspect alcohol or drugs to be factors in the accident.
The investigation is ongoing.
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