Fatal Pedestrian Accident at Western Avenue and Fillmore Drive

The Buena Park Police Department reported a deadly pedestrian accident on Tuesday, April 12th.

The incident took place around 6 in the morning and resulted in the death of a 17-year-old girl.

A vehicle reportedly struck the teenager at the intersection of Western Avenue and Fillmore Drive under unclear circumstances. 

Unfortunately, she was declared dead at the scene. 

The driver stopped and was fully cooperative with authorities following the incident. 

Witnesses are urged to contact 714-562-3941 with any helpful information.

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.

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. 

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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