Westminster, CA – Lang Nguyen, a Vietnames man from Westminster was struck a killed by a car at a busy intersection this week shortly after midnight. Lang Nguyen was 62 years old.
The accident occurred at Brookhurst Street and Hazard Avenue when he was struck by the oncoming car, according to Westminster police Sgt. Cameron Knauerhaze.
Police arrived to the intersection shortly after 12:17 a.m. and found Lang Nguyen suffering from major trauma. Emergency personnel responded and attempted to resuscitate Nguyen, but were not able to.
Police are attempting to determine if he was in a crosswalk. According to wrongful death lawyer Edmond El Dabe, in California, the law states that pedestrians
always have right of way, even when crossing the street outside of a crosswalk. Drivers have a duty to watch for pedestrians at all times.
Anyone with information regarding this accident is asked to to call the Westminster Police Department at 714-898-3315.