[Long Beach, CA] – Jackson Allender Killed, Josh Lemusu Arrested in Pedestrian Crash on Pacific Coast Highway
Jackson Allender Killed by Vehicle in Pedestrian Crash on Pacific Coast Highway
December 7, 2020 – Jackson Allender, age 32, was killed on Wednesday evening around 7:15 P.M. Moreover, police arrested Josh Lemusu, age 30, of Long Beach in a pedestrian accident that happened on Pacific Coast Highway.
Initially, the fatal accident happened when Mr. Allender was hit by a vehicle while crossing the highway near Lewis Street.
Afterward, emergency responders immediately showed up at the scene. Unfortunately, Mr. Allender still passed away at the scene.
Then, Mr. Lemusu, the driver of the vehicle did not stop. Instead, he drove east after the crash.
However, police were able to locate and arrest him. Meanwhile, he was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and failing to stop at the scene.
Mr. Lemusu was being held in jail on $100,000 bail.
Some More info on Hit-and-Runs
A hit-and-run car accident can be life changing for various reasons. Car accidents of any kind can lead to serious injuries, and sometimes even death.
Furthermore, hit-and-run accidents can have even more complicated consequences. Also, it is no secret that there are harsh penalties for people who leave the scene of an accident.
Unfortunately, this does not stop people from doing just that.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 11% of all car accidents that have been reported include a hit-and-run type situation. Also, about 20% of all hit-and-runs have to do with pedestrians.
This information shows how seriously deadly a hit-and-run accident can be. Moreover, this strongly applies to drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists alike.
As previously stated, people do not even try to hide the fact that they leave the scene for a plethora of reasons. Some of these reasons are drugs, alcohol, or even plain guilt.
Those with a previous history also run the risk of getting into further trouble with the law.
In the end, it does not matter what the reason is. If you leave the scene after you hit someone with your vehicle, you are in the wrong. Eventually, you will end up paying the price.
Leaving the scene of a serious accident could cost the life of the person who was hit. The chances of someone who is succumbing to their injuries could mean death if nobody is around.
To the family and friends of Jackson Allender, we at Salkow Law firm cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.
Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.
This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.