Man Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Highway 25 Near Wright Road
LOCATION: San Benito County
DATE OF COLLISION: Friday, August 31st
September 2, 2018 – According to a local news source, a man was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 25 Friday evening.
Officials said the accident happened on the part of the highway south of Wright Road, near Hollister.
An unidentified man was reportedly seen on the east shoulder of the highway. For reasons still under investigation, the man walked into the northbound traffic lane and was hit by an a vehicle.
Medical records indicated emergency responders attempted to help the man, but he died on scene from his injuries. The name of the fatality remained unclear at this time.
No other injuries were reported in the accident.
The detectives handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the deadly collision.
Car and Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
A forensic examination of the vehicle involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will be made to help investigators determine exactly what happened here and why. Other potential factors will be looked into as well including whether or not a driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, whether or not a motorist was distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact. Each of these factors plus several others will be assessed allowing police officials to draw up a final conclusion.
Pending results of the investigation, the family members of the deceased may have the right to a wrongful death claim. Surviving family of victims killed in similar accidents are potentially entitled to seek recompense for funeral costs, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group at 855-703-4186. Give us a call and speak with one of our experienced car and pedestrian accident lawyers. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and help you take the right steps following a traumatic incident.
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