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Cardiff, CA (February 23, 2020) – A fatal pedestrian crash took place in Cardiff on Saturday, February 22nd. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. along I-5 near the Birmingham Drive off-ramp.
According to reports, a male pedestrian was crossing the northbound lanes of I-5 when he was struck by an unidentified vehicle. Rescue workers arrived at the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead. The pedestrian’s identity has not been revealed at this time. It is not known whether the driver remained at the scene following the collision.
Three lanes of I-5 were closed until about 9:00 p.m. as a result of the crash. An investigation into the incident is ongoing. There is no further information available.
We extend our condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic pedestrian crash.
With approximately 1,000 fatal pedestrian crashes each year, the rate of pedestrian deaths in California is more than 30% higher than the national average. Clearly, our state is a dangerous place for pedestrians. A pedestrian crash can happen anywhere at any time. Unfortunately, negligent and reckless drivers play a major role in many pedestrian incidents and these collisions could be avoided in most cases.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of a California pedestrian accident, it is vital to secure skilled legal representation. An experienced California pedestrian accident lawyer will make sure that your case is handled appropriately. It is important that you receive fair compensation to move forward after the crash.
At The May Firm, we are here for you at any time. Our lawyers have years of experience assisting crash victims throughout Southern California. For your free consultation, please give us a call at (844) 629-3476.
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