Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle on 80 Freeway
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Friday, December 14th
December 14, 2018 – The California Highway Patrol reported a pedestrian accident on the Interstate 80 Freeway near San Pablo Dam Road off-ramp.
Shortly before 3 p.m., the CHP logged a traffic incident involving an unidentified pedestrian who was struck by a white Toyota Tundra in the eastbound lanes of the freeway.
Emergency teams responded to the scene and reportedly found a male party sitting on the center divider of the interstate. The identity of that man, and their condition following the collision have not been disclosed thus far.
At this time, the precise circumstances that led to the accident are still being investigated.
Car and Pedestrian Accident 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 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. 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.
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