Huntington Beach: Vehicles Hit, Killed Matthew Aguilar on PCH
Posted on Dec 29, 2013
Shortly before 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 29-year-old Matthew Aguilar, of Costa Mesa, was struck by two vehicles and killed on PCH in Huntington Beach. The first motorist, the driver of a silver Cadillac SLS, remained at the scene, while the second fled. Police indicated to the Orange County Register that the hit-and-run vehicle would have front-end or undercarriage damage. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, are asked to contact Huntington Beach Police Accident Investigator Tai Huynh at 714-536-5670. Orange County Crime Stoppers is accepting anonymous tips at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.
Throughout California, the incidence of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents rose 3.9 percent from 601 in 2010 to 625 in 2011, an increase that unfortunately reflects a national trend, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recording a 3 percent rise from 4,302 in 2010 to 4,432 in 2011. In Huntington Beach, 50 pedestrians lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2010.
In California, when a family loses a loved one to a traffic accident that is attributable to the negligence of a motorist, the family may file a wrongful death claim against the motorist. For more information on the wrongful death claims process, please call 866-981-5596 or fill out our online form.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Matthew Aguilar.