An unidentified pedestrian was killed in a deadly pedestrian crash in Fallbrook on Saturday night, October 2nd.
The fatal crash took place in the area of 575 block of Ammunition Road near the Fallbrook gate to Camp Pendleton at around 9:12 p.m. A 62-year-old man was reportedly walking his bicycle along the right side of Ammunition Road west of Alturas Street when a Hyundai Sonata suddenly struck him.
The circumstances leading up to the crash have not been established. The pedestrian was unfortunately killed in the mishap. Information about the accident is limited at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.
Local authorities are further investigating the cause of the accident. Drugs and alcohol were not considered as factors in the crash. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to call the CHP at 760-643-3400.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Statistics
Pedestrians have a higher crash fatality rate than passengers in an enclosed vehicle. The reason is that pedestrians are unprotected in an accident, unlike passengers of private cars, where they have airbags and seatbelts that can reduce the risk of fatal injuries. Pedestrian deaths in the United States have increased substantially in recent years.
From 2007 to 2016, the number of pedestrian deaths climbed by 27%, while traffic-related deaths declined by 14%. California is a particularly hazardous state for pedestrians because of the state’s notoriously bad roads. It is common knowledge among Californians that pedestrians should use additional caution when crossing busy streets.
When it comes to pedestrian safety, California has some of the worst in the country. According to the California Authority, it is estimated that the death rate in California is 25 percent higher than the national average. Pedestrian deaths and injuries on California’s highways totaled 893 and 14,000, respectively, in 2018.
Children and the elderly are at the highest risk of suffering an injury or fatality while walking anywhere in California. Last year, 4,000 elderly Americans were injured in pedestrian accidents, resulting in more than 700 deaths across the country.
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Regardless of whether the pedestrian was on a crosswalk is marked or not, drivers are required by law to slow down. At regulated intersections, they must also give the right of way to pedestrians. In the event of a pedestrian collision, police will investigate to see if the driver broke any traffic laws.
A lawyer can assist the surviving family members of the deceased in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for the harm the accident has caused. Among the damages that may be awarded are compensation for lost wages, burial costs, discomfort, and mental anguish.
We at Arash Law will fiercely defend the rights and interests of our clients to hold the negligent party accountable. Arash Law’s California pedestrian accident lawyers have decades of expertise in settlement discussions and litigation, so they know exactly what it takes to win a case.
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