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Valley Glen, CA (September 17, 2019) – Authorities stated that a crossing guard was struck and killed by a vehicle on the 13400 block of Vanowen Street in Valley glen Monday morning, September 16th. The fatal accident occurred at approximately 7:00 a.m., claiming the life of 57-year-old Delia Huerta.
According to police, Huerta was crossing the street with an unidentified teenage girl when a vehicle, described only as a sedan, struck them. The police were dispatched to the scene along with emergency medical professionals who attended to the victims.
Both Huerta and the teenage girl were rushed to a nearby trauma center. Huerta was pronounced dead a short time later. The teenage victim sustained broken bones due to the impact of the collision but she is expected to survive.
Investigators are working to establish the official cause of this incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Delia Huerta at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Due to their extreme vulnerability at the time of impact, pedestrians are at a higher risk of suffering serious or even fatal injuries during an accident with a motor vehicle. In fact, pedestrian accidents in California have been reported to make up 11% of all California motor vehicle accident deaths.
Unfortunately, fatal accidents can occur at any time, subsequently leaving loved ones with not only the pain and suffering of losing a family member but extremely high expenses as well. While it may be difficult, it is important for both victims or a bereaved family to understand that they likely have significant rights at this time.
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 been injured or 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 expert 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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