30-Year-Old Woman Killed on 105th Street and Avalon Boulevard
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Coroner has identified the female pedestrian who was hit and killed on Sunday night.
The incident occurred just before 11 p.m. in Los Angeles on February 6th.
30-year-old Stephanie Mendoza was struck by speeding vehicle at the intersection of Avalon Boulevard and 105th Street
Unfortunately, Mendoza was declared dead at the scene once paramedics arrived.
The involved driver stopped at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
At this time, no criminal charges have been filed; however, the driver’s vehicle was impounded.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.