An unidentified person was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident at an intersection in the Western addition neighborhood in San Francisco on Tuesday morning, August 11.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the fatal accident occurred at around 7:00 p.m.
The pedestrian was attempting to cross the intersection when he was suddenly struck by an oncoming vehicle between Geary Boulevard and Gough Street. The reason why the driver struck the pedestrian is currently unclear.
Unfortunately, the victim was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently investigating the case. Witnesses that can give additional information about the fatal accident are urged to contact the police at 1 (415) 575-4444. Regardless of whether a pedestrian was walking on a marked crosswalk or not, the driver always has to yield any incoming pedestrians in his way.
Pedestrians are more susceptible to the dangers on the roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5900 pedestrians were killed in the U.S. back in 2016. In 2018, there were approximately 6.227 pedestrian deaths in the U.S., a 250 increase from the previous year. This alarming number of pedestrian accidents throughout recent years can be attributed to the rise in technology. More drivers are now distracted with their smartphone devices instead of entirely directing their attention to the road.
When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced San Francisco wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal pedestrian accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the liable party. Attorneys can re-interview important witnesses, review related surveillance footage, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.
San Francisco Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
It can be quite devastating to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal pedestrian accident. The victim’s family is entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim while waiting for the official investigation results.
Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of companionship and income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the accident has caused them.
Attorneys can serve as a helpful legal guide for the grieving family during this difficult time. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death or injury of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a personal injury attorney in California.