Pedestrian Accidents | Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie Blog
According to the Orange County Register, a pedestrian was fatally injured when he was struck by an on-duty state park vehicle in late July 2019. The incident occurred in Newport Beach, near Crystal Cove State Park. Police were called at approximately 10 p.m. and the victim, a 41-year old man, according to the LA Times, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Walking is a healthy and eco-friendly way to get from point A to point B, and fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. The weather is cooler, the skies are bluer, and the changing colors of the nature adds to what is already an enjoyable experience.
Let’s pretend you’re heading to the store for some last-minute supplies—your aunt and uncle just dropped in, and you want to have a nice meal at home. You manage to squeeze your SUV into the last row at Corona Del Mar Plaza and you slip out the door, intent on your shopping list. But as you step into the lane, you hear an engine that sounds close—way too close. Next thing you know, something cold and hard hits your legs from behind and you fall face-first on the asphalt.
In 2017, shared-use electric scooters came on the scene, seemingly overnight in Southern California. We have to admit, they attracted us with their sense of childhood fun and the freedom to move about the city, inexpensively and without traffic constraints. These scooters have become wildly popular, and maybe you have used one, zipping through traffic, or seen one parked on the sidewalk, beckoning you to be on your way.
At around 6:45 this morning, a car struck a teenager while she was traversing a marked crosswalk in La Palma. The 16-year-old John F. Kennedy High School student was seriously injured in the accident and taken to a nearby hospital. Witnesses have been asked to call the La Palma Police Department at 714-690-3370.
Last Wednesday, the driver of a 2010 Mercedes-Benz fatally struck Jerilyn Fay Zimmerman in Gardena. The pedestrian accident occurred in the 1400 block of 135th Street early that morning. Police have not released the driver’s name. They are investigating the accident and have asked witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, to call 310-217-6135.
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