Deadly Pedestrian Accident at Myrtle Avenue and Foothill Boulevard
One woman, believed to be in her 60s, died after being hit by a vehicle on Saturday morning, November 13th.
The incident occurred at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Foothill Boulevard around 8 a.m.
Per CHP, the vehicle was turning left from Myrtle Avenue when it struck the woman at a crosswalk.
As a result, the woman became trapped underneath the vehicle and needed to be extracted by firefighters.
Sadly, the woman passed away while receiving treatment.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.