Transient Man, 45, Victim in Pedestrian Accident
LOCATION: American Canyon
DATE OF INCIDENT: Friday, May 25th
May 30, 2018- According to the Times Herald, a 45-year-old transient man sustained major injuries after being struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian last week at Highway 29 and Rio Del Mar.
Authorities responded to the scene of the collision at 8:50 p.m. where the driver of a Subaru Forrester only ID’d as a 70-year-old Napa man hit the victim as he crossed the intersection.
The unidentified victim suffered grave injuries for which he received life-saving efforts from paramedics who eventually rushed him to a trauma center and last listed to be in critical condition.
Per the article, the vehicle’s driver did indeed stop following the collision and was open to questioning via police officials who were able to rule out that the driver was under the influence.
No further details have been released in regards to whether the victim had the right-of-way or if the driver possessed a green light prior to going through the intersection.
California Highway Patrol will be the agency handling the investigation.
Napa County Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Based on the details provided so far from the report, it seems as though the driver will likely be held responsible for the collision as it is believed the victim was within the means of a marked crosswalk upon being struck. There are still many unanswered questions, however. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family members of a wrongful death victim may be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit following a tragedy where another motorist is found liable. Wrongful death victims are entitled to compensation for damages including funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
If you would like to speak with our experienced Napa personal injury accident lawyers, call to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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