At about 11:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18, a minivan struck and killed a male pedestrian in Cypress. The accident occurred in the 9200 block of Valley View Street near Cypress College. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver stopped and cooperated with authorities. The accident is under investigation.
“After a fatal accident, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party in order to obtain compensation for their loss,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Cypress accounted for none of the 32 fatalities and 8 of the 809 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents that occurred in Orange County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Pedestrian fatalities in California increased 3.9 percent from 601 in 2010 to 625 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was struck and killed.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram originally reported this Cypress accident.
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