Man Dies after North Hollywood Pedestrian Crash on 170 Freeway at Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, California (February 24, 2020) – Authorities are investigating a deadly pedestrian collision that left a man aged between 40 and 50 with fatal injuries on Sunday evening in North Hollywood, according to a local news source.
The crash happened at around 9:00 p.m. February 23, on northbound Hollywood (170) Freeway at Burbank Boulevard.
As per the report, the man was walking into the lanes, for unknown reasons, when they were hit by a vehicle.
Responding firefighters declared the male pedestrian dead at the scene.
Officials closed lanes 2,3 and 4 for an unspecified period of time while the HOV lane and No.1 lane were opened.
No other information regarding this crash was provided.
An 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.
What to Do at the Accident Scene after Crash
- Always remain at the scene, relax and don’t panic.
- Check if you, your passengers or any other party have injuries and then call an ambulance.
- Call the police to document the incident
- Take photos of the crash scene
- If involved in a minor crash, move the car to the side of the roadway and turn on its hazard lights
- Collect details regarding the accident from the witnesses
- Don’t sign any documents unless it is from the authorities
- Wait for the police to arrive before you can leave the accident scene
What to Do After Leaving the Accident Scene
- Contact your insurance company and inform them about the crash
- Collect a police report
- Keep records of your physical injuries and mental condition
- Get a property damage evaluation
- Before providing any statements to the other motorist or his or her insurance company, seek a personal injury attorney to advise you legally and protect your rights