Man ID’d in Fatal Fullerton Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash
Three vehicles struck a male pedestrian in Fullerton Monday morning, all of which fled the scene immediately after.
The victim has been identified as Kenneth Edward Wassennar, 38.
Reports included that the accident took place around 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Southgate Avenue.
Wassennar II, a homeless man, was pushing a shopping cart against a red light before a Dodge Charger struck him.
Following that collison, a Jeep Wrangler then hit the man, followed by a Honda Civic.
All three vehicles failed to stop after hitting the man, per police.
Paramedics rushed the man to a trauma center where he later died due to his injuries.
An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Kenneth Edward Wassennar II.
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.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.