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Commerce, CA (September 15, 2019) – A 54-year-old man in a wheelchair died in a pedestrian crash on Saturday, September 14th. The crash happened around 7:43 a.m. at the intersection of South Atlantic Boulevard and Jardine Street.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene in response to a report of the incident. According to investigators, Richard Gutierrez was crossing the street in a crosswalk when he was hit by a pickup truck. Following the crash, Gutierrez became pinned beneath the truck. Rescue workers pronounced him dead at the crash scene.
The truck driver was not injured and has not been identified by police at this time. He did stop after the crash and cooperated with the investigation. Deputies are looking into the crash and there is no further information available at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Richard Gutierrez in this tragic Commerce pedestrian crash.
California sees about 800 deaths from pedestrian crashes annually. In addition to fatalities, many pedestrian accidents also involve serious and catastrophic injuries for victims. The injuries inflicted in pedestrian crashes can result in long-term medical care, high costs, and the inability to work and support your family.
When you or a loved one has been hurt in a California pedestrian accident, the stakes are high. You are likely in need of compensation in order to help make ends meet and to fully compensate you for the toll that your injuries have taken. The full value a personal injury claim can only be determined by an experienced California pedestrian accident lawyer. You should never attempt to handle such a serious case yourself as you will likely end up receiving far less than what your claim is worth.
At The May Firm, we understand how serious pedestrian accidents can be. Our group of attorneys stands ready to help you through this difficult time. For your free consultation and case evaluation, please give us a call any time at (844)-629-3476.
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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.
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