[04-01-2024] Los Angeles County, CA – Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle in Santa Monica

Published April 19, 2024

[04-01-2024] Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle in Santa Monicapedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle in Santa Monica on Monday morning, April 1, 2024.

According to the Santa Monica Police Department, the fatal accident happened at about 5:30 a.m. around the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Avenue.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the victim was undisclosed at this time.

Police said that the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigations.

Traffic lanes around the area were temporarily blocked as a precaution. 

Further details were not immediately provided. Police work is underway.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.