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PITTSBURG: Berhane Araya Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Willow Pass Road

Pittsburg Pedestrian Accident Willow Pass RoadPITTSBURG (December 29, 2016)- According to the East Bay Times, a deadly pedestrian versus auto collision took place Wednesday morning at the 700 block of Willow Pass Road.

Authorities were dispatched to the scene of the crash at 6:45 a.m. after a driver attempting to turn into a driveway struck a man identified as Berhane Araya, 65, of Pittsburg, as he walked along the eastbound sidewalk.

Araya suffered critical injuries and was rushed from the scene to a hospital, where he did not survive and later pronounced dead.

Araya’s death marked the second fatal pedestrian accident in Pittsburg in less than a 24-hour hour span.

Pittsburg police officials are currently investigating the incident while liability remains undetermined.


Johnson Attorneys Group’s condolences remain with the family members and all friends of Mr. Berhane Araya. We hope they are brought peace and comfort at this time.


Losing a loved one suddenly is devastating for any family to endure, especially when that loved one’s life is taken as a result of someone else’s negligence. The loss is immeasurable. At Johnson Attorneys Group, we understand that losing a loved one is not only a deeply emotional loss but also an economic one. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, contact our law firm today and speak with an experienced Contra Costa County wrongful death attorney today at 800-235-6801. Our team will bring all our expertise to your case and help you get the justice you deserve.

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