Deadly Pedestrian Crash Reported on Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach Police reported a deadly pedestrian crash on Sunday night, August 21st.
The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Beach Boulevard.
John Martinez was reportedly walking outside of a crosswalk when a Toyota Camry struck him.
Martinez was rushed to UCI Medical Center where he sadly succumbed to his injuries.
The involved driver was fully cooperative with authorities at the scene.
An active investigation remains underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of John Martinez.
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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.