24-Year-Old La Puente Man Seriously Injured in Devore Pedestrian Accident on 15 Freeway near Glen Helen Parkway
Devore, California (May 2, 2020) – A man was struck and seriously injured by a California Highway Patrol vehicle while crossing a freeway in Devore Thursday night, authorities said.
At about 8:15 p.m. Thursday, April 30, CHP officials received a report of a pedestrian walking across the northbound lanes of 15 Freeway, just south of Glen Helen Parkway.
Authorities said the pedestrian, a 24-year-old La Puente man, was walking through a construction zone on the southbound side when he stepped into the roadway and was hit by a patrol car that was approaching the area in the southbound lanes.
The man sustained major injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. His name and current condition were not immediately disclosed.
It remains unclear why the man was walking on the freeway.
An investigation into the crash is underway. Anyone with information about the collision is urged to call the CHP at 909-383-4247.
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