Rachael Fox ID’d as Woman Killed in Cahuenga Pass Pedestrian Accident on 101 Freeway near Pilgrimage Bridge
Cahuenga Pass, California (July 7, 2021) – The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Bureau has identified the woman who died after being struck by a vehicle shortly after she was involved in a separate crash Monday morning in the Cahuenga Pass as Rachael Heather Fox, 47, of Los Angeles.
The initial crash occurred at around 4:40 a.m. Monday, July 5 on the southbound side of the 101 Freeway, just north of the Pilgrimage Bridge, and involved three vehicles.
Following the collision, one of the drivers, now identified as Fox, got out of her vehicle to check for damage and was hit by a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Adrian Castroramos, 22, of Los Angeles.
101 Freeway Accident in Cahuenga Pass Kills Los Angeles Woman
Emergency personnel responded to the scene and found Fox lying on the road with major injuries. Sadly, she was declared dead at the scene.
CHP determined that Castroramos, who sustained minor injuries, was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. He was ultimately arrested on suspicion of DUI.
At around 5:03 a.m., the California Highway Patrol issued a Sig Alert blocking all southbound lanes just north of the bridge.
No further details about the crash were immediately provided.
The accident remains under investigation.
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.
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