Kymberly Davenport Dies in Long Beach Pedestrian Accident on Palo Verde Avenue and Atherton Street
Long Beach, California (January 23, 2020) - A vehicle fatally hit a pedestrian in Long Beach on Wednesday night, police said.
The authorities responded at about 8:20 p.m. January 22, to the crash in the area of Palo Verde Avenue and Atherton Street.
A 2019 Dodge pickup truck was traveling southbound on Palo Verde Avenue when it hit the victim, 32-year-old Kymberly Davenport of Long Beach, who walked into the roadway from the west curb.
The victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The motorist stayed at the site of the crash and reportedly cooperated with investigators.
The Long Beach Police Department is conducting an investigation into the incident.
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