Pedestrian Killed, Driver Injured in 55 Freeway Accident
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Tuesday, October 2nd
October 2, 2018 – A fatal pedestrian occurred early Tuesday on the Interstate 55 Freeway, according to the Orange County Register.
At about 5:40 a.m., officers reportedly received reports of a man walking between the carpool and fast lanes of the northbound 55 Freeway, just south of 17th Street.
Before authorities arrived at the location, the pedestrian has been by a passing Honda Accord.
Deadly Pedestrian Accident Tuesday in Tustin
Primary reports indicated the man was pronounced deceased at the scene. At this time, the identity of the fatality remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, authorities mentioned the driver of the Accord was transported to a hospital following the collision. The motorist apparently sustained what appeared to be minor injuries as a result of the accident.
The investigators handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the deadly incident.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, and our prayers to all the parties involved and their families in this difficult time.