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Pedestrian Accident in Antioch Claims the Life of 71-Year-Old Man

Pedestrian Accident, Antioch, CA

71-Year-Old Man Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle on Lone Tree Way near Black Diamond Drive

Antioch, CA –The quiet of Sunday night in Antioch was shattered when a 71-year-old male pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on Lone Tree Way.

The Incident

A tragic accident occurred on Lone Tree Way near Black Diamond Drive in Antioch on Sunday, June 23, 2024, around 10:33 p.m. The victim, a 71-year-old man from Antioch, was discovered with severe injuries by responding officers. Despite immediate life-saving efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary reports from the Antioch Police Department indicate that the man was walking through the crosswalk against the “don’t walk” signal when he was hit. The driver of the vehicle involved remained on the scene and cooperated with the authorities. At this time, there is no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in the incident, though the investigation is still ongoing. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.

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Legal Implications 

In cases of pedestrian accidents, legal implications often revolve around issues of negligence and liability. For instance, in 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported a 13% increase in pedestrian fatalities, totaling 7,388 deaths. Approximately 70% of these incidents occurred at night, with significant spikes between 6 pm and midnight.

California ranks alarmingly high for pedestrian fatalities, with 972 reported deaths in 2021. Programs like the California Department of Transportation’s initiative to build more roundabouts aim to reduce these incidents. Given these statistics, understanding the context of pedestrian accidents and the ongoing safety measures helps highlight the complexities involved in such cases.

A Law Firm You Can Trust

The gravity of this accident underscores the critical need for meticulous legal representation. Families affected by such tragic incidents deserve justice and fair compensation for their loss.

The Scranton Law Firm, with a legacy of over 50 years, and over $1 billion recovered for injured clients. Our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers are adept at navigating the intricacies of wrongful death and personal injury claims.

If you or a loved one has been affected by this incident or similar accidents, don’t hesitate to seek our professional legal help. Contact the Scranton Law Firm today for a free consultation, and let us guide you towards securing the justice and compensation you deserve.


  1. What should I do immediately after a pedestrian accident? Ensure safety first, call emergency services, and gather as much information as possible, including witness contacts, scene photos, and driver details.
  1. How do I determine if I have a case for compensation?  Consulting a legal expert can help assess your situation, review the accident details, and determine potential negligence or liability.
  1. What type of damages can I claim in a pedestrian accident? You might claim medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and, in severe cases, wrongful death damages.
  1. How long do I have to file a claim in California? In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years from the date of the accident.
  1. Why is hiring a pedestrian accident lawyer crucial? A lawyer provides expertise in legal processes, insurance negotiations, and ensures you receive fair compensation for your damages.

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