Orange County Coroner’s Office Identifies Man Fatally Hit by Car at Warner Avenue and Bolsa Chica Street
Huntington Beach, California (June 29, 2020) – The Orange County coroner’s office on Sunday identified the 54-year-old man who was fatally hit by a car Friday night at an intersection in Huntington Beach.
According to the coroner’s office, David Stame was walking northbound across Warner Avenue at Bolsa Chica Street when a gray 2018 Hyundai Elantra traveling westbound on Warner struck him.
The incident happened at about 11:05 p.m. It was not clear if the victim was in a marked crosswalk or not.
Emergency crews found Stame with extensive injuries and rushed him to a hospital where he later died.
Authorities do not believe alcohol or drugs were factors in the accident.
Anyone with information about the crash may contact Traffic Investigator D.Demetre at 714-536-5670.
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