Elderly Fatally Struck by Vehicle on West Orangethorpe Avenue
FULLERTON (July 15, 2018) – A 66-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian accident on West Orangethorpe Avenue Friday evening, according to the Orange County Register.
Preliminary investigation revealed the elderly was walking outside of the crosswalk when he was struck by a passing 2008 Toyota Camry. Emergency personnel responded to the 1800 block of West Orangethorpe shortly before 10 p.m. and found the elderly lying on the ground.
Pedestrian Killed Friday in Fullerton Accident
As per the article, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the location. At this time, the name of the fatality remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile authorities briefly identified the motorist involved as a 17-year-old girl. Officials do not suspect alcohol or drugs played a part in the collision.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
Orange County Car and Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
A forensic examination of the vehicle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine the liability in the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
If your loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident and you are seeking answers, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced car and pedestrian accident lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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