Pedestrian Fatally Struck on 134 Freeway
27-year-old Chase Newton was hit and killed by a vehicle on Sunday night in Eagle Rock.
Reports included that the incident occurred at about 11:38 p.m. on the 134 Freeway.
A gray Hyundai Veloster hit Newton as he was walking along the freeway.
Sadly, he was declared dead at the scene.
All eastbound lanes were shut down by CHP at Harvey Drive pending investigation and cleanup.
Those with information are urged to contact authorities.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Chase Newton.
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.