1 Killed in Lancaster Pedestrian Crash on 14 Freeway near Avenue I
Lancaster, California (January 16, 2020) – A fatal pedestrian accident was reported on Wednesday night in Lancaster, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The accident happened shortly before midnight on Antelope Valley (14) Freeway near Avenue.
The events preceding the collision were not immediately established.
Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Car on Freeway in Lancaster
The unidentified pedestrian was killed in the collision.
More information on the accident was not provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Many pedestrians are hurt and several others killed in accidents in California every year. The causes of many of these pedestrian accidents include distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving and failure to observe traffic laws. It is evident that negligence on the part of motorists is the leading cause of these accidents.
Motorists are also required by law to slow down as they approach crosswalks, whether marked or unmarked. They are also expected to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at controlled intersections. In the event of a pedestrian accident, the authorities will carry out an investigation to establish if the driver may have violated these traffic rules. The authorities may conduct a sobriety test on the driver to establish if the motorist had been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
The report above does not give a clear picture of how the accident occurred. Pacific Attorney Group’s managing attorney P. Mark Shayani believes that separate and independent investigation into the crash is equally important. “A car accident attorney will investigate, research, and review every case thoroughly and explain to clients their rights and answer all their questions fully,” Mr. Shayani said.
If an investigation proves that negligence on the part of the motorist was a factor in the accident, the victim’s family are advised to file a case in court. The Pacific Attorney Group has a team of experienced pedestrian accident lawyers who will help the clients in the pursuit of justice. Call us today. Click to call : 866-803-6502