Pedestrian Killed by Suspected DUI Driver

A woman driving a blue 2000 BMW X5 was traveling north on Beach Boulevard on April 27, 2017, around 4:00 in the morning, when she hit a 55-year-old man in a tragic Huntington Beach pedestrian accident. The man had been walking on the east sidewalk of Beach Boulevard, north of Edinger Avenue before striking the pedestrian, the woman’s SUV first hit a light pole, an electrical box, and a traffic signal light.

According to CBS News, an ambulance transported the man to UCI Medical Center, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital. According to Huntington police, the 34-year-old female driver, who remained at the scene after the accident, was arrested under suspicion of DUI.

Currently, Huntington Beach police are continuing their investigation of the wrongful death accident. If law enforcement finds that the driver had been under the influence, or was at fault for another reason, the victim’s family would be able to file a wrongful death suit against the driver of the SUV. The family of the victim should contact a California wrongful death attorney to discuss the details of the case and determine whether it would be possible to seek compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one.

At Walch Law, we are here to help. We have years of experience working on wrongful death claims resulting from car accidents in Huntington Beach and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for so many of our clients in the past. When there has been an unjustified killing such as a fatal car accident, there is often a tremendous financial loss in addition to the emotional and physical loss you are coming to terms with.

Walch Law has successfully handled thousands of injury and wrongful death cases, including fatal car accidents caused by a DUI. Collectively, our office can offer you decades of experience assisting injured victims and the families of victims. We provide free consultations to the family members of a wrongful death victim and work on a contingency fee, meaning that you do not pay us anything until you get paid.

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