Long Beach, CA – Update: Man Hit by Truck at South St & Downey Ave Dies Days Later

Long Beach, CA (February 19, 2020) – Police have now reported that the man who was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Downey Avenue and South Street back on February 5th, died from his injuries on Friday, February 14th. The initial incident was reported at around 7:00 p.m. in Long Beach.

According to authorities, a 27-year-old man from Wisconsin was hit by a 2003 Toyota Tacoma while walking across the street. Emergency crews arrived at the scene where they transported the victim to a nearby hospital in critical condition. He was tragically pronounced deceased nine days later.

Authorities continue to investigate all the circumstances that surround this incident.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in California

Between the years of 2012 and 2016, pedestrian accidents in California surged by around 32.8 percent, according to authorities with the California Office of Traffic Safety. These types of accidents frequently result in fatalities not only because of the defenselessness of the victim, but also the actions of distracted or reckless drivers. While it may be undeniably difficult, it is important for victims and their loved ones to protect their rights after a sudden collision.

At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal drivers accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident because of a reckless, criminal, or otherwise negligent driver, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys today.

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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in the state of California.  Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice.  The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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