Anthony Chavez ID’d in Pedestrian Accident

January 28, 2023

Man Hit & Killed by Vehicle in Santa Cruz 

A 45-year-old man was fatally struck by a vehicle in Santa Cruz on Friday, January 20th.

He has been ID’d as Anthony Angel Chavez, of Santa Cruz. 

Chavez was struck around 6:15 in the morning on Highway 1 at River Street. 

A northbound vehicle struck the man, sadly killing him at the scene.

The involved driver was fully cooperative with authorities at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation. 

California has the highest pedestrian fatality rate which is 25% higher than the national average. 

Due to the vulnerability that pedestrians face on the road, it is important that they take the proper precaution. Below are some tips: 

  • Avoid distractions (headphones, use of cell phone)
  • Be aware of your surroundings 
  • Adhere to all traffic laws & signals 
  • Always use the crosswalk 

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a pedestrian crash, contact Avian Law Group today. You can reach our firm at (888) 231-3513.

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