Woman Dead Following Crash on Pacific Coast Highway
The Long Beach Police Department reported a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident on April 20th.
Per reports, the accident occurred at 11:35 a.m. on Wednesday night on Pacific Coast Highway.
An unidentified woman was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.
Sadly, she died at the scene. It is unclear what led up to the accident.
There are currently no details on the suspect or its vehicle at this time.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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.
There was also 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.