Pedestrian Killed in Hawthorne Accident at 120th Street and Gale Avenue
HAWTHORNE (July 20, 2018) – A pedestrian was killed after a traffic accident in the area of 120th Street and Gale Avenue on Monday night, according to The Daily Bulletin.
The collision was reported on July 16 at about 9:49 p.m.
As per the article, Hawthorne police said a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of 120th Street and Gale Avenue.
Pedestrian Hit by Car in Hawthorne, July 16
The victim was found unconscious following the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the deceased has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the report did not mention whether or not the driver of the car involved stopped after hitting the pedestrian. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased during such a difficult time.
Los Angeles County Wrongful Death Lawyer
A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the pedestrian victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine what exactly prompted the deadly collision. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not the driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not the 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.
The surviving family of the deceased pedestrian may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit pending the result of the investigation.
The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced Los Angeles County wrongful death lawyer for a free consultation.