Huntington Beach: Truck Struck, Killed Pedestrian Susan Stripko
Posted on Jun 04, 2013
Shortly after midnight on Sunday, June 2, a pickup truck struck and killed 56-year-old pedestrian Susan Stripko in Huntington Beach. While traveling eastbound in a 2002 Chevy Silverado pickup truck, the 35-year-old driver hit Stripko as she crossed Yorktown Avenue near Worchester Lane. Emergency responders transported her to an area hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries a short time later. The accident is under investigation.
“When a motorist’s negligence causes a fatal accident, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim in order to obtain compensation for their loss,” explained Orange County injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Fifty pedestrians lost their lives or were injured in traffic accidents that occurred in Huntington Beach in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics. Collisions occurring between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m. resulted in 117 injuries or fatalities in the city that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Susan Stripko, the pedestrian who was struck and killed.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Huntington Beach accident.
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