Man Dies in Pedestrian, Bus Accident at Vignes Street
LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2018) – A fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Vignes Street Thursday morning, according to the Signal.
Primary reports indicated a 60-year-old Hispanic man was struck by a Santa Clarita city bus in downtown Los Angeles around 6:45 a.m.
Deadly Pedestrian Accident in Downton Los Angeles
Official said the collision resulted in fatal trauma to the elderly pedestrian, who was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the deceased remained undisclosed at this time pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the bus operator involved reportedly stayed at the location following the incident.
The exact circumstances that led to the deadly collision remained under investigation.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
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A forensic examination of the bus 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 the bus 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.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members of man killed may have the right to a wrongful death claim. The surviving family of victims in fatal accidents are entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in a pedestrian accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with our experienced Los Angeles County lawyers who specialize in pedestrian accident cases. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident. — Susan Schaben
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