In the early morning hours of Friday, October 11, a vehicle struck and killed a male pedestrian in Montebello, reported the Los Angeles Times. Authorities received reports that the victim was lying in the roadway in the 2400 block of West Whittier Boulevard at 6:17 a.m. When they arrived, they found that a vehicle had struck the man and were able to contact the driver. Emergency responders transported the victim to an area hospital, where he was declared dead. Authorities are investigating the accident.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 23 pedestrians in Montebello in 2010. The OTS compares the accident data of cities with similarly sized populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, starting with 1st place. In 2010, Montebello ranked 25th out of 103 cities with populations of between 50,001 and 100,000 for its incidence of fatal and injury pedestrian accidents.
When a family loses a loved one to a traffic accident in California, they have recourse through the civil justice system and may hold the party responsible for the accident liable for their loss. For more information on the civil claims process after a pedestrian accident, please call 866-981-5596 or contact our office at www.allenflatt.com.
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.