64-Year-Old Pearblossom Man Killed in Littlerock Pedestrian Accident on Highway 138 near 96th Street East

Littlerock Pedestrian Accident
Pearblossom Man Hit, Killed by Vehicle on Highway 138 in Littlerock

Littlerock, California (August 23, 2021) – A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to a run across a highway in Littlerock Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The deadly accident happened at around 8:22 p.m. Sunday, August 22 on the westbound side of Highway 138, just east of 96th Street East.

CHP said the pedestrian, a 64-year-old Pearblossom man, ran across eastbound and westbound lanes from the east shoulder and was hit by a 2019 Hyundai that was travelling westbound at approximately 55 miles per hour.

 Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Vehicle in Littlerock

The man, whose name has not been disclosed pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Hyundai‘s driver, a 50-year-old Burbank woman, remained at the scene to cooperate with the police.

At 8:35 p.m. a SigAlert was issued for the closure of westbound lanes of Pearblossom Highway. As of 10:51 p.m, the lanes were reopened to traffic.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information or who witness the crash is asked to call Officer M. Recalde of the Antelope Valley Area CHP office asked at 661-948-8541.

Notable Pedestrian Accident Statistics According to the California Office of Traffic Safety:

  • 893 pedestrians were killed, and more than 14,000 were injured on California roadways in 2018.
  • California’s pedestrian fatality is almost 25% higher than the national average.
  • California is among the leading states in pedestrian deaths.

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Make yourself visible to other road users by wearing bright colored clothes, reflector jackets, or using a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Avoid distractions such as using your phone while on the streets.
  • Cross streets on marked crosswalks and obey traffic lights.
  • Always pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Be predictable by observing all traffic rules and obeying signs and signals.

Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Look out for pedestrians, particularly in hard-to-see conditions, for example, at night and in bad weather.
  • Yield and be ready to stop whenever a pedestrian has the right-of-way.
  • Be cautious when parking or backing up – pedestrians can move across your path.
  • Observe all traffic rules.