67-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck by Vehicle
A bicyclist ID’d as Elfego Andrade, 67, was hit by a truck and killed in Fullerton on Thursday morning.
The fatal crash occurred around 5 a.m. on August 18th.
Andrade was struck at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Ladera Vista Drive, leaving him with critical injuries.
Paramedics transported him to a trauma center where he sadly died due to his injuries.
The truck that hit him reportedly exited his vehicle and fled the scene on foot.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Elfego Andrade.
According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. In addition, 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists.
There was also 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.
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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.