Hollywood, CA – Pedestrian Killed on 101 Fwy
Hollywood, CA (November 09, 2019) – Carlos Mejia, an 84-year-old resident of Los Angeles, died on Friday, November 1st after he was hit by a car while walking along the Hollywood Freeway.
Mejia was reportedly hit as he was walking in a northbound lane of the freeway, a bit south of Gower Street.
Emergency medical technicians were dispatched to the scene and transported Mejia to an area hospital, where he died a short time later.
According to crash investigators, Mejia was struck by a 2007 Nissan driven by a 34-year-old man from Sanger, California. The driver immediately exited the freeway and dialed 911 for help. After they made the distress call, they re-entered the 101 and waited by the accident site for police to arrive.
Police are still trying to determine why Mejia was walking on the freeway.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Carlos Mejia, at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Hollywood
Each day thousands of pedestrians are killed or critically injured because of the negligence of irresponsible drivers. Unfortunately, children and the elderly are the most frequent victims of pedestrian-involved car accidents. Most car crashes that involve pedestrians end with the pedestrian sustaining critical bodily injuries or even death.
Friends and family members of pedestrians who are killed in car accidents are usually left with emotional trauma from the unexpected death of a loved one. The rapidly accumulating medical bills and loss of income do not help make these circumstances any more peaceful.
The car accident attorneys at the Los Angeles Injury Group have spent decades assisting victims of California car accidents in recovering the financial losses that they have endured and are entitled to collect according to the law.
If you have been injured in a car accident and would like to have a free consultation with a qualified car accident attorney regarding your case, then please give us a call at (310) 954-7248 as soon as possible.