Pedestrian Dies in Paramount Crash on Long Beach (710) Freeway near Alondra Boulevard
Paramount, California (May 3, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on the Long Beach Freeway Saturday night in Paramount, according to a local news source.
The fatal crash took place at around 8:50 p.m. Saturday, May 2 in the southbound lanes of Long Beach (710) Freeway near Alondra Boulevard, the California Highway Patrol reported.
First responders arrived at the scene and found a male pedestrian lying down in the No.3 lane of the freeway. A black pickup truck and a black sedan were pulled over at the crash site, but their role in the crash was not immediately known.
The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene. The name of the victim has not been disclosed pending notification of family.
All southbound lanes of the freeway were blocked following the wreck. Traffic was diverted off the highway at Alondra Boulevard.
The accident remains under 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