Pedestrian was struck on Highway 4 Loveridge Road off-ramp.
A 33-year-old man died last Sunday morning after being hit by a car while walking in Pittsburg, CA. According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident occurred around 1 a.m. when the man was strolling around in the number 2 lane of the Loveridge Road off-ramp from Highway 4 when he was suddenly hit by a 2013 Honda.
Unfortunately, the man was pronounced dead on the scene. Meanwhile, the driver of the Honda, a 36-year-old Livermore man, suffered no injuries. He stayed at the scene and willingly cooperated with the authorities. For now, the local authorities are convinced that drugs or alcohol is not a factor. The case is currently being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, in 2018, around 6,227 pedestrians were killed in the U.S. which was a 250 increase from the previous year. Unfortunately, the dangers that pedestrians go through every day in the United States are heavily underscored especially in this particular collision on Manor Road. These accidents are mainly caused by negligent driving, distracted driving, or drivers failing to avoid pedestrians.
When investigating pedestrian accident cases, having all the necessary resources is extremely important in order to rightfully prove the negligence of the suspect. Contributing factors such as Road conditions, signage visibility, and road lighting should all be considered and thoroughly examined when conducting the investigation. Going through these procedures is important as it can greatly help the victim’s family to get the justice that they deserve.