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Orange, CA (January 15, 2020) – A fatal collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian has been actively under investigation as of Tuesday evening, January 14th. The incident happened at the intersection of Meats Avenue and Nordic Street in Orange at approximately 6:40 p.m., according to police.
Officials with the California Highway Patrol stated that a man was walking across the street at the intersection when he was hit by an unspecified vehicle. Medical crews who responded to the call tragically pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle involved was reported to have remained in the area and cooperated with the police. The investigation is presently ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Between the years of 2012 and 2016, fatal pedestrian accidents in California sadly rose by 32.8 percent, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. These types of collisions are so-often fatal due to not only the lack of defense in place for victims but the heedless actions of distracted and otherwise negligent drivers. While it is unquestionably difficult, it is important to safeguard your rights in the immediate moments following a sudden collision of any kind.
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 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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