Deadly Gardena Pedestrian Accident on I-405 Freeway 

A big rig truck hit and killed Michael Jacobs, 25, in the city of Gardena on Wednesday morning. 

The fatal crash took place on January 5th around 4:40 a.m., per CBS News.

It was reported that the driver struck the man within the southbound lanes of the freeway, near Vermont Avenue. 

Multiple vehicles that were traveling behind the big rig also ran over Jacobs. 

Unfortunately, despite life-saving measures, Jacobs died at the scene. 

It is unclear at this time why the man was on the freeway.

Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Michael Jacobs. 

There was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018 and 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 you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111. 

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