A fatal Irvine pedestrian accident occurred on Wednesday morning near Arnold O. Beckman High School. The 47 year-old female was walking near the intersection of Bryan Avenue and Patriot Way around 11 a.m. when she was struck by a Kia sedan.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The male driver was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Neither the victim nor the driver had any affiliation to the school. The collision is under investigation by the Irvine Police Department Major Accident Investigation team.
In the 21st century, distracted driving is at an all-time high. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, from 2008 to 2017 the number of pedestrian fatalities has increased by 35 percent. As a pedestrian, you must proceed through crosswalks with alertness and vigilance.
There are steps you can take to make yourself visible to drivers as a precautionary action to invest in your safety. Wearing neon colors or clothing with reflective tape can increase visibility, making eye contact with the driver in crosswalks to ensure they see you is another method. Pedestrians do not have a vehicle surrounding them for protection and are much more vulnerable to catastrophic injuries.
In the event that you are a pedestrian who has been injured due to the negligence of a motorist, you may be entitled compensation.
Our team at Sweet James will help guide you through the process when you have been a victim of a pedestrian accident. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or someone you know has been injured in this type of accident, call us for a free strategy session at (800) 500-5200.
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