A 57-year-old man was killed in Lakewood in a tragic accident on Jan. 13. He was walking along the southbound side of Wadsworth Boulevard at the West Florida Avenue intersection when he was hit by more than one vehicle. He died at the scene.
on the scene. However, police haven’t been able to determine which car first struck the man.
Past studies into fatal pedestrian accidents in Lakewood indicate that the majority happen at night, as this one did. Other factors that can lead to a pedestrian death include:
Several intersections along Wadsworth Boulevard have been noted to be especially precarious to anybody on foot in the past — although the intersection where the recent accident occurred was not one of them.
If you’re a pedestrian in Lakewood, you need to take extra steps to ensure your safety — especially in the winter. The nights are longer and drivers often suffer from poor visibility due to weather conditions, salt and ash on their windshields, snow mounds that block their view of corners and more. With that in mind:
If you’re involved in an accident with a car while walking or a loved one is killed, you may have legal options that will help you pay for your expenses. Find out more by consulting with an attorney to discuss your rights.