PORTERVILLE, CALIFORNIA (March 3, 2017) – A pedestrian was killed in a fatal accident on Friday evening on the 65 Freeway, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. on the 65 Freeway near Henderson Avenue. A 22 year old man was reportedly walking in the road when he was struck by a Jeep Wrangler.
The pedestrian was tragically declared dead as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the Jeep remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities in their investigation, which is ongoing.
“According to experts drivers are responsible the majority of the time for pedestrian accidents. These collisions occur when drivers are careless and fail to yield in a crosswalk or when they turn right on a red light without looking out for a pedestrian,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm, a California pedestrian accident and personal injury law firm.
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Porterville, Los Angeles, San Diego, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.