Michael Dever ID’ as Pedestrian Killed in Bell Gardens Crash On 710 Freeway Near Florence Avenue
Bell Gardens, California (May 7, 2020) – The pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle early Tuesday morning in Bell Gardens has been identified as Michael Dever, 39.
At around 2:10 a.m. May 5, officers responded to the accident on the southbound 710 Freeway, just south of Florence Avenue.
As per the report, Dever was walking on the right side of the southbound 710 Freeway when he was hit by a vehicle that was traveling southbound in the number 2 lane at about 55 miles per hour.
Dever was found down in the number 3 lane of the freeway and was declared deceased at the scene.
The driver involved, a 42-year-old Bell Gardens man, stopped at the scene and cooperated with police.
Three southbound lanes of the 710 Freeway were closed as crews investigated the accident.
Authorities said neither alcohol nor drugs were factors in the accident.
An investigation into the crash is underway. The CHP East Los Angeles Area office asked anyone who witnessed the collision to call them at 323-980-4600.
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