Man, 30, Victim in Fatal Pedestrian Accident
LOCATION: Corralitos, Santa Cruz County
DATE OF INCIDENT: Sunday, September 16th
September 17, 2018- According to KION News, a deadly pedestrian versus vehicle collision was reported last night on Corralitos Road near Varni Road at roughly 9:00 p.m.
Authorities report that a 30-year-old man had been walking along southbound Corralitos when a woman driving an undisclosed vehicle suddenly veered to the right and struck the man.
The victim who remains unidentified but a resident of Corralitos was sadly pronounced dead at the scene upon the arrival of California Highway Patrol officials.
Woman, 27, ID’d as Driver
Meanwhile, the driver of the involved vehicle only being ID’d as a 27-year-old woman, was confirmed to not have been under the influence and therefore not placed under arrest, per KION News.
No further details have been provided at this time as the collision remains under investigation.
This story will be updated pending the release of the victim’s name.
*We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the victim as they search for peace and comfort.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions in this accident. Was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a contributing factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was a motorist involved negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
With there being negligence on behalf of the woman involved driving the vehicle, the family members of the male victim will 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 wrongful death attorneys, call to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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