Afton, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Crash Involving Truck on 15 Freeway
Afton, CA (April 7, 2019) – Yesterday afternoon, April 6th, the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian crash involving a semi-truck. The accident took place on Interstate 15.
Around 4:38 p.m., a pedestrian who has not yet been identified was struck by a white semi-truck in the southbound lanes of the interstate. Authorities later said that the accident took place between an 18-wheeler truck and a pedestrian.
The truck and the pedestrian ended up in the right-hand shoulder of the freeway following the collision. Paramedics quickly responded to the scene and performed CPR on the pedestrian.
The pedestrian succumbed to his injuries. The name of the pedestrian will be released after next-of-kin is notified.
The collision is still under investigation at this time.
We would like to extend our genuine condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian whose life was taken in this catastrophic accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in California
In 2013, statistics showed that California was at the top of the list for states with the most fatalities for pedestrians. The state continues to see more and more pedestrian accidents every year and, as a result, more measures must be taken to combat these crashes and make the roads safer for some of our most vulnerable parties. In the midst of a California pedestrian accident where a life has been taken, you might wonder what options you have.
At the Los Angeles Injury Group, our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys are here to listen to you through every step of your case as you tell your side of the story and work toward compensation on behalf of your loved one. Losing somebody close to you is never easy, especially when it happens so unexpectedly. Please contact us to find out how we can assist you in your time of need at 310-954-7248.