Los Alamitos, CA – Person Struck & Killed by Car During Police Chase on Katella Ave

Los Alamitos, CA (March 13, 2020) – One person was killed by a speeding vehicle that was reported to have been fleeing from police at the time of the incident. The fatal crash happened a little after midnight on Thursday, March 12th, in Los Alamitos.

Police officials stated that officers were responding a call in Cypress when they began to pursue another vehicle. The chase led police to the area of 4000 Katella Avenue when the suspect struck a bystander and crashed into a building.

Paramedics responded to the scene where the bystander was pronounced deceased. Both the driver and a passenger in the vehicle were apprehended following the incident. No identities have been released.

We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the victim at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California

Figures released by the California Office of Traffic Safety showed that fatal pedestrian accidents in California increased by around 32.8 percent between 2012 and 2016. Auto-pedestrian collisions are recurrently severe due to the utter defenselessness of bystanders, as well as such reasons as the terribly reckless behavior of careless drivers. It is vital for victims or bereaved loved ones to take the proper steps to protect their rights and hold negligent parties responsible during such a time.

At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers responsible for the devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.

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