Inglewood Man Killed in Torrance Pedestrian Accident
TORRANCE, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2018) – A pedestrian was struck and killed in a car accident early Sunday morning at Hawthorne and Artesia boulevards, according to the Torrance Police Department.
The 40-year-old Inglewood man was hit by an SUV about 12:30 a.m. He was transported by ambulance to a hospital where he later died.
The 40-year-old Inglewood man was injured about 12:30 a.m. Sunday
Police stated that the 27-year-old driver of a Saturn SUV was traveling northbound in the number four lane of Hawthorne Boulevard. The woman driving the Saturn had a green traffic signal and proceeded through the intersection at Artesia Boulevard. The pedestrian was reportedly crossing Hawthorne Boulevard against a red signal, heading in an eastbound direction on the south side of the intersection.
Witnesses are urged to call the Torrance police traffic office at (310) 618-5557.
Torrance Crash Investigation
The investigation into this collision is underway to determine fault. At this time, police will seek to confirm who had the right-of-way and whether or not any traffic violations were involved.
We extend our condolences to the family of the man who died.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances. An injured person should seek out immediate and ongoing medical care until they are completely better. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members against those responsible and or their insurance companies.
Keep in mind that there are times when a government entity or an employer of an involved motorist that may share responsibility for an accident. All responsible parties can be identified during the investigation.
We hope you are able to get the help you need, but if you would like legal assistance, please call us at 855-703-4186 to request a free consultation.
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