Concord, CA (April 30, 2024) – California authorities said Sunday they are seeking the driver of a car that flipped over on an East Bay freeway, killing a 9-year-old girl and seriously injuring four other passengers.

The driver of a gray Mazda CX-9 with six people inside fled the scene of a one-car accident on Interstate 680 in Concord, Calif., shortly after 5:00 a.m. on Sunday when a vehicle struck a pedestrian, the California Highway Patrol said in a statement. The cause of the accident remains unknown, however, and no further details have been reported.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts go out to any injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.

Deadly Pedestrian Crashes in California

Pedestrians walking along roadways, municipal thoroughfares, or in close proximity to vehicles are frequently observed throughout the state of California. This is particularly true considering the state’s temperate climate, which remains constant throughout the year. Nevertheless, collisions between pedestrians and vehicles traversing our thoroughfares are common, and these collisions often result in serious injuries or even deaths.

Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to severe or potentially fatal injuries because they lack the safety features or protection of typical passenger vehicles. Unfortunately, in recent years, California has gained the position of the ninth most dangerous state nationwide for pedestrian fatalities and injuries. At least 1,000 pedestrian fatalities were documented in the prior five years. Additionally, the tenth least pedestrian-friendly region in the United States is the Sacramento metropolitan area.

Considering the high incidence of pedestrian-vehicle collisions in the Golden State, you must retain proficient legal counsel to protect your best interests. Whether you have suffered injuries or lost a family member in a pedestrian collision, attorney Jeremy Winter is an experienced expert in personal injury accidents and is well-versed in the complexities of such incidents. He will handle the routine responsibilities of managing your claim, allowing you to concentrate on what is essential: reestablishing your life. Contact the Law Offices of J.G. Winter and call our Concord pedestrian accident lawyers at 844-705-0431 to arrange a free consultation.

Note: The information in this publication is sourced from secondary materials such as news reports, blogs, police records, and eyewitness accounts. J.G. Winter Law has not independently confirmed these details. If you find inaccuracies or wish for the story to be removed, please contact us. We will quickly respond by correcting or removing the content as needed

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