Glendale: Van Struck, Killed Elderly Man
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
Shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday, December 10, a minivan struck and killed an elderly man in central Glendale. While traveling westbound on Broadway, 40-year-old Sana Hussein neglected to yield for the 83-year-old pedestrian, who was traversing an unmarked, legal crosswalk at Maynard Street at the time. Emergency responders transported the man to an area hospital, where he was declared dead. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a driver’s negligence results in an accident that causes the death of a pedestrian, the driver may be held civilly liable,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis. “In many cases, the family of the victim will file a wrongful death claim against the driver in order to be compensated for their loss.”
Traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 100 pedestrians in Glendale in 2010, 24 of whom were aged 65 or older, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current data. First place is the worst ranking a city may receive from the OTS for its incidence of traffic deaths and injuries: that year, Glendale ranked 1st out of 53 cities with similarly sized populations for accidents involving older pedestrians.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the elderly man who was struck and killed by the van.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this Glendale accident.
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