Van Nuys: Vehicle Struck, Killed Male Pedestrian
Posted on Dec 18, 2012
Shortly before 5 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, a vehicle struck and killed a male pedestrian in Van Nuys. The man was reportedly traversing a crosswalk near the intersection of Vanowen Street and Noble Avenue. Authorities do not suspect impairment on the part of the driver and are investigating the accident.
“While the incidence of motor vehicle occupant fatalities has been decreasing throughout the country, the number of traffic-related pedestrian deaths has been rising,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.
Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that pedestrian fatalities rose by 3 percent and bicyclist deaths by 8.7 percent from 2010 to 2011, compared to a 4.6 percent decline in the number of passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the man who the vehicle struck and killed this morning.
The Los Angeles Daily News originally reported this Van Nuys accident.
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