Deadly Pedestrian Accident in Gilman Hot Springs Area 

CHP reported a fatal pedestrian accident in the Gilman Hot Springs area on Wednesday, September 21st. 

Authorities reported that the incident took place at 5:12 in the morning on Highway 79.

The driver of a Mazda 3 struck the victim within the southbound lanes under unclear circumstances. 

Unfortunately, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A tow truck was also used to remove the vehicle from the scene for evidence. 

An active investigation remains underway. 

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.

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

Act Now or Risk Ending Up Empty-Handed
Don’t lose the legal window of opportunity. Get maximum compensation for your car accident injuries – and more importantly, don’t give the defendant’s lawyers time to prepare against you.
Contact the expert Los Angeles attorneys at JT Group now! It’s free and obligation-free.