51-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck by Vehicle
A deadly pedestrian crash occurred in Long Beach on Thursday, September 1st.
Rudy Diaz, 51, was struck outside of a crosswalk within the 3300 block of South Street.
The incident took place around 12:40 in the morning and involved a Honda.
The driver, a Lakewood resident, stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
Any witnesses are urged to contact authorities at 562-570-7355.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rudy Diaz.
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.