Man Hit & Killed on 405 Freeway
CHP reported a fatal pedestrian accident in Van Nuys on Friday morning, July 1st.
39-year-old Christopher Berry was struck by a car at 1:46 a.m. on the 405 Freeway.
Berry sustained serious injuries and sadly died at the scene.
The involved driver stopped and stayed at the scene to cooperate with authorities.
Authorities also shut down several lanes of the freeway for many hours due to investigation purposes.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Christopher Berry.
According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
Tips for pedestrians:
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Avoid distractions (use of headphones, cell phone)
- Obey traffic laws & signals
- Always use crosswalk
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.