[02-04-2021] San Francisco County, CA – Pedestrian Killed, 5 Others Injured After a Multi-Vehicle Crash Near Lake Merced

One pedestrian was killed, while five drivers were injured after a multi-vehicle traffic collision near Lake Merced on Thursday morning, February 4.

[02-04-2021] San Francisco County, CA - Pedestrian Killed, 5 Others Injured After a Multi-Vehicle Crash Near Lake MercedThe deadly collision transpired at approximately 8:00 a.m. in the area of Higuera Avenue and Lake Merced Boulevard. A total of eight vehicles were involved in the collision.

How the crash occurred and the reason why it happened has not been established. One of the involved vehicles struck an innocent bystander. The pedestrian sustained fatal wounds from the crash and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Five people, including the driver that struck the pedestrian, were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. Local authorities later identified the driver that struck the pedestrian as 31-year-old San Francisco resident Jerry Lyons. He was taken into custody after receiving treatment from the hospital.

The suspect is facing charges, including DUI, speeding, and running a red light. Local authorities are further investigating the case.

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Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collision Statistics

Tens of thousands of drivers and passengers lose their lives each year due to crashes. According to the United States Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), there were 33,654 fatal vehicle crashes in 2018, which caused 36,560 deaths.

Multi-vehicle collisions are one of the deadliest types of traffic accidents. Three or more vehicles are usually involved, which causes more damage and increases the risk of fatal injuries.

A “chain-reaction commonly causes this type of accident,” wherein one car will bump into another, which will cause the other vehicle to potentially crash into another one.

Attention to the road, competence behind the wheel, and proper vehicle maintenance can reduce the odds of getting into a collision. Negligence, recklessness, and breaking the law are at the heart of most “accidents.”

San Francisco Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Multi-Vehicle Collisions

If you recently lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, you are familiar with this. You might wonder how you will ever be able to live your everyday life again.

The stress and sorrow the victim’s family is experiencing may overwhelm them and affect their judgment. One step that many families find helpful after losing a loved one in a car accident is meeting with a compassionate fatal car accident attorney.

Car accident attorneys can assist you with your wrongful death claim. They can also speak with insurance companies on your behalf. Our talented attorneys from Arash Law are here to assist you with your claim. Our law firm has recovered more than $500 million for previous clients just like you. We serve victims and their families in San Francisco, Riverside, San Jose, San Diego, Sacramento, Sherman Oaks, and many other areas in California. We also offer legal services in many different languages.

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