At about noon on Tuesday, February 27th, a man driving on a suspended license struck and fatally injured 32-year-old Postal Service carrier Earl Anthony Dunn in Boyle Heights. The accident occurred in the 1100 block of Prado Street when the driver veered into Dunn, who was standing behind his truck at the time, the impact severing his legs. Paramedics transported him to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“An investigation into a fatal accident can take several weeks,” explains California-based personal injury lawyer James Ballidis. “This can be a frustrating time for family members seeking information about what happened to their loved one.”
Los Angeles County accounted for 177 of the 596 fatalities and 5,215 of the 13,083 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents throughout California in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System.
While there were decreases recorded for most other types of traffic deaths in 2010, pedestrian fatalities rose by 15.4 percent.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Earl Anthony Dunn, the postman who was fatally struck by the man driving on a suspended license in Boyle Heights last Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this accident.
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