Federico Vargas, 75, Victim in Paso Robles Pedestrian Accident
PASO ROBLES (February 14, 2018)- According to the Paso Robles Daily News, Federico Vargas, 75, of Templeton, has been ID’d as the victim fatally injured following a pedestrian versus auto collision back on Friday.
Paso Robles police were notified of the collision at the intersection of 21st and Springs street at roughly 12:40 p.m.
Authorities have indicated that Vargas had been crossing the street before being struck by a vehicle headed southbound on Spring Street while he proceeded to walk eastbound.
Sadly, the 75-year-old Templeton man did not survive the impact of the collision. He was tragically pronounced at the scene by police before paramedics could attempt to revive him.
Per the Paso Robles Daily News, police officials confirmed the driver did remain at the scene and was not suspected to be under the influence but was thoroughly questioned.
Paso Robles and Atascadero Police Departments Investigating
No further details have been provided at this time while the Paso Robles and Atascadero police departments team up to handle the investigation.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Mr. Federico Vargas as they search for peace and comfort.
San Luis Obispo County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, it seems as though the driver will likely share at least some liability for this incident and the tragic untimely passing of Federico Vargas who was allegedly in a marked crosswalk upon being struck. 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 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.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family of Federico Vargas may be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit pending the results of the investigation. Victims may seek compensation for damages including funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship.
If you would like to speak with our experienced San Luis Obispo County wrongful death attorneys, call to request a free consultation at 800-235-6801.
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