Man Pronounced Dead after Pedestrian Crash on Orangethorpe Avenue

BUENA PARK, CA (May 5, 2022) – Monday evening, a male pedestrian was pronounced dead after a hit-and-run collision on Western Avenue.

According to the police, the incident occurred around 9:50 p.m. on Western Avenue, just north of Orangethorpe Avenue.

For reasons still under investigation, the driver of a blue mid-size SUV struck a pedestrian and immediately fled westbound on Orangethorpe.

Paramedics arrived and performed life-saving measures on the male pedestrian. However, medics later pronounced him dead at the scene due to the extent of his condition.

Both directions of the roadway were temporarily shutdown to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.

At this time, Buena Park Officials are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run driver to contact 714-562-3941.

In addition, the identity of the deceased victim remains unavailable, pending notification of next of kin.


The team at Sweet James sends out their heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of the victim who are grieving over the loss of their loved one.


Losing someone in a pedestrian accident is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and they are here to help. Furthermore, their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. Let them help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation. Click here to request a police report.

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