[11-01-2021] Humboldt County, CA – One Person Killed After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident Near Loleta

Greg C. was killed after getting struck by a passing vehicle near Loleta on early Monday morning, November 1, 2021.

[11-01-2021] Humboldt County, CA - One Person Killed After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident Near LoletaAccording to the initial reports from authorities, the accident happened at around 2:12 a.m. on Highway 101 near Loleta. The victim was walking along the US-101 northbound lanes when a passing 2021 Subaru sedan suddenly struck him.

The emergency personnel later arrived at the scene and immediately gave the victim a first-aid. Unfortunately, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver that struck the victim remained at the scene and willingly cooperated with authorities. He was uninjured in the crash.

It’s unclear whether intoxication played a role in the crash. The crash is currently under further investigation.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics

A total of 5,977 pedestrians were killed in car accidents across the United States in 2017. That works out to a death every 88 minutes, or once every 88 seconds. Furthermore, non-fatal crash-related injuries to pedestrians resulted in the treatment of 137,000 people in emergency rooms in 2017.

NHTSA data shows that in 2019, the vast majority of pedestrian traffic deaths occurred in urban areas (82%), on open roads (73%), rather than intersections (26%), and in low-light conditions (80 percent ). Low-light accidents account for the majority of these deaths (853).

Pedestrians in California have to deal with some of the most dangerous roads in the country. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, California has a 25% higher death rate than the rest of the country. It is estimated that in California alone, in 2018, 893 pedestrians were killed, and 14,000 were injured. Some common reasons for pedestrian accidents are negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.

Wrongful Death Attorneys for Pedestrian Accident Victims in Humboldt County

According to California law, a pedestrian accident lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of the incident. As a pedestrian accident victim, you have a limited time in which to file a lawsuit and collect compensation for the damages you suffered.

The sooner a wrongful death claim is filed, the better. In the event of a death, a loved one’s family may seek the advice of an attorney. Attorneys can help you win your case because they have the resources and expertise to do so. Also, they can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to make sure that you are getting a fair settlement.

During settlement negotiations and litigation, Our Humboldt County wrongful death lawyers from Arash Law can also communicate with the insurance company, calculate damages, and employ legal strategies to demonstrate our clients’ value. At (888) 488-1391, you can get a free consultation from an incorrect death lawyer.

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