Pedestrian Hit & Killed on Harbor Freeway

Fatal Pedestrian Accident on 110 Freeway 

A pedestrian was hit and killed on Monday morning in the Florence area on the Harbor (110) Freeway. 

Per reports, a vehicle hit an unidentified woman around 12:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes at the Florence Avenue off-ramp. 

When police and paramedics responded to the scene the woman was already unconscious, and pronounced dead at the scene. 

Authorities also issued a SigAlert and shut down the number 4 & 5 lanes for a period of time. 

Investigators are actively working to determine what may have led up to the fatal accident. 

According to statistics, 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. 

It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.

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