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Newport Beach: Vehicle Struck, Killed Pedestrian

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

At about 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Newport Beach. The accident occurred on San Joaquin Hills Road. Emergency responders transported the man to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he succumbed to his injuries. Witnesses, or anyone with information about the accident, are asked to contact the Newport Beach Police Department at 949-644-3711. 


“If a driver’s negligence results in an accident that causes fatal harm to a pedestrian, the family of the victim may hold the driver accountable for their loss through the wrongful death claims process,” explained Orange County injury lawyer James Ballidis. 


Newport Beach accounted for none of the 32 fatalities and 36 of the 809 injuries suffered by pedestrians in accidents that occurred in Orange County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Newport Beach 15th out of 103 cities with populations of a similar size for its incidence of fatal and injury pedestrian accidents; 1st place is the worst possible ranking.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who was struck and killed by the vehicle in Newport Beach.


The Orange County Register originally reported this accident


Additional information on pedestrian rights and on the injury and the wrongful death claims process is 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. 

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