Pedestrian Hit and Killed by Vehicle on Newell Creek Road
LOCATION: Santa Cruz County
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Monday, September 3rd
September 3, 2018 – One person was killed in a pedestrian accident Monday afternoon on Newell Creek Road.
According to KION News, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the 10212 block of Newell Creek Road at approximately 2:40 p.m. today.
Deadly Pedestrian Accident Monday in Santa Cruz County
Medical records indicated the pedestrian suffered fatal trauma as a result of the incident. It was not immediately clear whether the person died at the location or at a hospital. At this time, the name of the deceased remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.
No immediate information was released on the motorist involved.
The California Highway Patrol is the agency handling the investigation.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.
Wrongful Death 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 a 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 wrongful death 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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