Santa Paula Man, 90, Fatally Struck in Pedestrian Accident
LOCATION: Santa Paula, Ventura County
DATE OF INCIDENT: Wednesday, April 25th
April 26, 2018– According to KVTA News, a deadly pedestrian versus auto collision occurred Wednesday morning at the intersection of Richmond Road and Ernest Drive.
At precisely 5:35 a.m., Santa Paula police officials responded to the scene where a 90-year-old man had been struck by a driver.
According to the report, the victim who has not been identified by name had allegedly been inside of a designated crossing area upon being struck by a 37-year-old woman.
Upon the arrival of paramedics, the elderly man tragically sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the woman who struck the Santa Paula man did remain at the scene and was not believed to have been under the influence.
Authorities are currently investigating the accident and will reveal more details as this story is still developing.
Johnson Attorneys Group’s condolences remain with the family members and all friends of the victim involved in this sudden tragedy. We hope they are brought peace and comfort at this time.
Santa Paula Wrongful Death Attorney
Based on the details provided so far from the report, it seems as though the driver will likely 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 members of a wrongful death victim may be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit following a tragedy where another motorist is found liable. 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 Santa Paula, Oxnard, and Ventura wrongful death attorneys, call to request a free consultation at 855-703-4186.
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