At around 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, a pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident in Santa Cruz. A Chrysler sedan hit the pedestrian, a 37-year-old man from Live Oak, near the intersection of Soquel Avenue and Seventh Avenue. Paramedics transported him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses described the vehicle as either a Dodge Magnum or a Chrysler 300 with chrome wheels and dark coloring. Authorities have asked anyone with information about the hit-and-run accident to call (916) 471-1121, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
Nationwide, 4,092 pedestrians were killed and 59,000 were injured in traffic crashes in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s most recent accident statistics. On average, a pedestrian suffered a fatal traffic accident every two hours and was injured every nine minutes. That year, 29 pedestrians were killed or injured in Santa Cruz, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the pedestrian who was killed in the hit-and-run accident in Santa Cruz last Saturday.
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