58-year-old Roger Washington Killed
The fatal accident occurred last Thursday September 30th, around 8:15 a.m. on Watt Avenue.
According to reports, an unspecified vehicle struck Washington due to reasons unknown near the intersection of Watt and Whitney Avenue.
Unfortunately, when paramedics responded to the scene Washington was pronounced dead.
As a result of the incident CHP shut down the intersection for a period of time.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Roger Washington.
The fatal accident remains under investigation.
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
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.