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Los Angeles, CA (September 5, 2019) – Early Tuesday morning, September 3rd, a man was struck and killed by a Ford E-150 Van that hit an MTA Bus at approximately 2:10 a.m. The victim, identified as Jose Hernandez, 32, was one of several people who were hit while standing by a taco stand located in the Willowbrook neighborhood of Los Angeles.
According to authorities, the operator of the MTA bus swerved into and out of his lane before colliding with four parked vehicles. The impact of the crash forced the Ford E-150 van into the taco stand which then hit numerous pedestrians.
Paramedics were among responders called to the scene where they attended to all victims. Hernandez was transported to St Francis Medical Center in Lynwood where he was later pronounced deceased. No further information has been released.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jose Hernandez at this time. Our thoughts are with the other injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recoveries.
Due to the extreme vulnerability of the victim at the time of impact, pedestrians are at a higher risk of suffering serious or even fatal injuries during an accident with a motor vehicle. In fact, pedestrian accidents in California have been reported to make up 11% of all California motor vehicle accident deaths.
Unfortunately, fatal accidents can occur at any time, subsequently leaving loved ones with not only the pain and suffering of losing a family member. While it may be difficult, it is important for both victims or a bereaved family to understand that they likely have significant rights at this time.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have been injured or 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 attorneys today.
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