James Edmonds Fatal Lancaster Pedestrian Accident on 14 Freeway
Lancaster, California (January 19, 2020) – The California Highway Patrol has released the name of a male pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Lancaster shortly before midnight on Wednesday night.
The CHP said the pedestrian accident happened shortly before midnight on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway.
The fatal collision involved a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 26-year-old Rosamond man northbound and 30-year-old James Edmonds who was crossing the interstate.
Edmonds died in the accident. The involved male driver was rushed to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the wreck.
Officials did not believe drugs or alcohol were factors at the time of the crash. The cause of the accident remains under an active 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