Man Hit by Car, Killed on Bay Avenue in Capitola
CAPITOLA, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2018) – A 60-year-old man was killed Saturday night when he was struck by a car on Bay Avenue, according to KION News.
The collision took place about 8:30 p.m. The man was reportedly walking in the 800 block of Bay Avenue, when he attempted to cross the street and was hit by a Soquel woman exiting the Nob Hill parking lot.
The 50-year-old driver told authorities that she was in the right-hand lane on Bay Avenue when the man suddenly appeared ahead of her in the roadway. She was unable swerve and avoid the collision.
The injured man was transported to Dominican Hospital where he later died.
The Capitola Police Department is heading up the investigation and the woman driver is cooperating.
Santa Cruz County Accident Investigation
Police are piecing together evidence and will determine fault for this crash.
We offer our condolences to the family of the man who died.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances.
An injured person should seek out immediate and ongoing medical care until they are completely better. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members against those responsible and or their insurance company.
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