Man Dies in Long Beach Pedestrian Crash at Redondo Avenue and Hill Street
Long Beach, California (February 2, 2020) - A man was killed in an auto-pedestrian accident on Friday evening in Long Beach, the Long Beach police said.
The deadly crash, which occurred at about 7:15 p.m. January 31, took place in the area of Redondo Avenue and Hill Street.
According to Long Beach police, the pedestrian was hit by a 2020 Ford Ranger which left the scene after the accident. The driver later went back to the scene and cooperated with the police.
The pedestrian, who was not immediately identified, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced deceased,
Police said DUI was not believed to have played a role in the crash.
The Long Beach Police Department is investigating the accident.
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.