Lance Lott Died In Castaic Car Accident With Ford Transit Van Along Interstate 5
CASTAIC, CALIFORNIA (March 26, 2023) – A 21-year-old pedestrian identified as Lance Lott was killed in a Castaic car accident with a Ford Transit van along Interstate 5.
Castaic police officials are saying that the collision took place around 2:47 a.m. on Saturday. Lance Lott was walking by the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 when he was hit by a 2019 Ford 250 Transit van.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures, Lance Lott was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Ford Transit van remained at the scene. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Castaic Car Accidents
Pedestrians are uniquely vulnerable in car accidents. According to the IIHS, “Pedestrian motor vehicle crash deaths have increased 59 percent since reaching their low point in 2009 and account for 17 percent of crash fatalities. The rates of pedestrian deaths in motor vehicle crashes per 100,000 people are highest for people ages 20-69.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a pedestrian collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. Vans are often used for commercial purposes. If the driver of a vehicle was working at the time of a crash, their employer could be held at fault. Generally speaking, employers are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any pedestrian fatality.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- The police report of the accident should be examined.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
It can be hard to know where to begin after any pedestrian collision. However, it is important for victims to know that they do have rights. The family of any person killed in a pedestrian collision may have recourse through a wrongful death claim. It is crucial that all evidence is properly preserved after a collision.
Investigating A Castaic Car Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lance Lott. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of the victim’s family.
Do you need more information about a Castaic car accident? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.