Man, 46, Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Accident
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, August 4th
August 8, 2018- According to the SF Bay News, a fatal pedestrian accident was reported over the weekend at the intersection of Iowa and Pastoria avenues located in downtown.
Sunnyvale police officials responded to a call after the accident occurred at 10:49 p.m. roughly.
A 46-year-old unidentified man was confirmed to have been gravely injured after being struck by a driver as he crossed the street.
Paramedics quickly arrived but sadly to no avail as the victim was pronounced short time later.
Driver Involved Remains at Scene
Meanwhile, the driver involved did remain at the scene and was cooperative with authorities. Officers ruled out the possibility of the driver being under the influence.
Police officials are currently investigating the collision and have not determined which party will ultimately be held liable.
This story will be updated pending the disclosure of new information.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort.
Sunnyvale and San Francisco Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions. 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. A forensic examination, however, of both the vehicle and the victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what transpired. This will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. The preliminary investigation has revealed that the driver was not under the influence of drugs and or alcohol, police said. Other factors to consider, was the driver distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact? Police will ultimately determine fault for this accident and issue a report.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the family members of the victim may have the right to a wrongful death claim. Surviving family of victims killed in pedestrian accidents would potentially be entitled to seek compensation for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If you would like to speak with our experienced Sunnyvale and San Francisco wrongful death attorneys, call to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186
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