Orange: Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Walking Dog
James E. Ballidis
At around 11 p.m. last night, a car fatally struck a pedestrian while she was walking her dog in Orange. The woman was traversing a crosswalk with her boyfriend and dog at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Citrus Street when a Toyota Matrix struck her. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. Her boyfriend sustained minor injuries, and the dog was unharmed. Authorities are investigating the accident, explains an Orange County injury lawyer.
In 2009, the most recent year for which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, has released accident statistics, 4,092 pedestrians were killed and 59,000 injured in traffic accidents. The majority of the fatalities, 74.8%, were suffered in nonintersection locations. Moreover, nonintersection locations accounted for 82.9% of the fatal accidents suffered by pedestrians between the ages of 25 and 34. 918 of the fatal accidents that year occurred between the hours of 9 p.m. and midnight.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the pedestrian who was fatally struck while walking her dog in Orange last night.
The Orange County Register originally reported this pedestrian accident.
Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury or wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge.
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.
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