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Huntington Beach, CA (January 4, 2020) – The victim of a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred on Thursday, January 2nd along the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach has been identified by authorities.
According to reports, 30-year-old Jeffrey Emerson was walking along the highway when he was struck by a 2019 Dodge Durango. The driver of the Durango was identified as a 51-year-old from Toronto, Canada. Emerson was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries. The Durango driver remained on the scene and cooperated with authorities.
The Huntington Beach Police Department is investigating the crash. No further details have been released.
Our condolences go out to the family of Jeffrey Emerson.
Many pedestrians lose their lives each year in California. Nearly 900 people were killed in pedestrian crashes in our state in 2016. In addition to fatalities, there were be thousands more who were seriously hurt as a result of pedestrian crashes.
When a pedestrian accident takes place, an investigation into the cause of the accident must be undertaken. Police will look at the physical evidence from the scene, interview witnesses, and make a determination as to which driver was responsible for the collision. In many cases, pedestrians are simply innocent victims of driver negligence.
At The May Firm, our team of experienced California pedestrian accident lawyers bring the skills and experience needed to successfully handle your claim. We have helped thousands of crash victims and their families during difficult times and we are standing by to help you at any time. For your free consultation, please give us a call any time at (844) 629-3476.
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