Man Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Artesia Boulevard
A teenage driver hit and killed 48-year-old Willie Jackson in Long Beach last Thursday night.
The incident took place on February 10th on Artesia Boulevard around 8:30 p.m.
Per the Long Beach Police Department, a 17-year-old boy was driving a Lincoln MKS when he struck Jackson.
As a result, the pedestrian became trapped underneath the vehicle and sadly died at the scene.
The boy stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
Authorities also determined that the boy was driving without a license at the time of the accident. He was released into the custody of a parent following the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Willie Jackson.
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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.