Samuel Medina Arias Struck and Killed by Car Sunday
LA MIRADA (November 20, 2017)- According to the Orange County Coroner, a deadly collision left a pedestrian man identified as Samuel Medina Arias, 52, fatally injured Sunday evening.
La Mirada police officials responded to the scene of the collision that occurred at 8:09 p.m. which involved a single pedestrian, an SUV, and a second vehicle.
Neither the street or intersection of where this incident exactly took place was mentioned in the brief report completed by the Orange County Coroner.
Authorities did confirm that the victim, Samuel Medina, did indeed likely die on impact after being struck by at least one of the two involved vehicles.
No further details have been released at the time while the La Mirada Police Department will be the agency handling the investigation.
This article will be updated pending the disclosure of any new facts or details.
Orange County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions that will be addressed pending the investigation. California laws read that any driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.
A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the pedestrian, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not either the driver or the victim were under the influence at the time of the accident? Was the driver driving recklessly or over the speed limit prior to impact? What were the road conditions and how was the lighting in the vicinity of where the accident occurred? was the victim crossing an intersection in a marked crosswalk or designated crossing area or was he jaywalking across the road? Each of these factors will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Contact our experienced La Mirada wrongful death lawyers today 800-235-6801 and allow us to provide you with the advice and any guidance that may be needed following the sudden and unprepared tragic loss of a loved one.
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