Jonathan Jones, 48, Victim in Pedestrian Accident
LOCATION: North Beach, San Francisco
DATE OF INCIDENT: Wednesday, August 1st
August 2, 2018- According to the San Francisco Bay Area News, Jonathan Jones, 48, has been identified as the man killed in an accident Wednesday morning in the north beach neighborhood on San Francisco.
Authorities have confirmed that Jones had apparently been sleeping in a private parking garage before being run over by a 74-year-old driver.
Jones tragically sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the 74-year-old driver of the involved vehicle did stop and remained on scene. The driver was questioned by police officials and not believed to have been under the influence.
San Francisco police officials are currently investigating the incident and have not assigned liability at this time.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Jonathan Jones as they search for peace and comfort.
San Francisco Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, it seems as though the driver could 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 of Jonathan Jones will be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit following this incident. 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 San Francisco wrongful death attorneys call to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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