Male Transient Killed in Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident at Beach Boulevard and Ronald Drive Wednesday night
Huntington Beach, California (May 14, 2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday night in Huntington Beach, authorities said.
The fatal pedestrian accident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Ronald Drive.
According to the authorities, the pedestrian, described as a male transient, was crossing Beach Boulevard and Ronald Drive when he was hit by a 2014 Toyota Prius that was heading southbound on Beach Boulevard.
The pedestrian, whose name has not been disclosed, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 19-year-old Huntington Beach man, stopped at the scene and was cooperative.
Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in the accident.
The crash remains under investigation. Huntington Beach Police Traffic Investigator Adam Turner asked anyone who witnessed the accident to call them at (714) 536-5670.
A person on foot is no match for a vehicle. Pedestrians have virtually no protection when they are hit by cars, motorcycles, trucks, and other vehicles. Sadly, this often leads to catastrophic injuries and/or death. “Due to the incredibly serious nature of these types of injuries, pedestrian accident cases often require special care in order to help ensure victims receive the full compensation they need for extensive medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapy, in-home care, lost past and future earnings, and numerous other economic and non-economic damages”, Said Arin Khodaverdian, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney.
Arin noted that pedestrians, in most instances, have the right-of-way when crossing a street or an intersection. According to Arin, to properly investigate a pedestrian crash and prove negligence, enough resources are required. “A skilled attorney has the resources and will help investigate the accident to determine the party at fault,” Arin said