3/28/2012At about 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27th, 84-year-old Hebert Hamilton was struck and killed while riding a scooter across the street. The accident occurred at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Clementine Street. Paramedics transported Hamilton to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead that afternoon. The driver of the white Dodge Caravan who hit him remained at the scene for questioning. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“After a fatal accident, the family of the victim may pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent party for damages resulting from their loss,” explained Orange County injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Throughout the United States, traffic accidents claimed the lives of 4,092 pedestrians and injured another 59,000, with an average of one pedestrian killed every two hours and injured every nine minutes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Adults aged 65 and older accounted for 19 percent of these fatalities and an estimated 8 percent of injuries.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Herbert Hamilton, the man who was struck and killed while riding his scooter.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Anaheim accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury or a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with an Orange County injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.
Category: Pedestrian Accident
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