An unidentified 18-year-old man was killed after a deadly pedestrian accident near Dinuba on Tuesday night, May 4.
The accident occurred at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the area of Road 80 and Highway 201 near Dinuba.
The young man was reportedly skateboarding on Road 80 when he was suddenly struck by a passing Ford truck.
The Ford driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Unfortunately, the young man was unable to survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The California Highway Patrol is further investigating the case.
Pedestrian accidents are unlike other types of accidents just because pedestrians have no protection in an accident. Those who are riding in cars are in vehicles that weigh an average of at least 4,000 pounds and have seat belts and airbags to protect them.
Pedestrian accidents often lead to severe injuries and even death to those who are unlucky enough to be involved in such an accident. Common injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents are head trauma like concussions or brain bleeds, traumatic brain injuries, and many other debilitating injuries.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the federal agency responsible for ensuring the safety of those on America’s roadways, more than 5900 pedestrians were killed in 2016 across the entire United States. Some common reasons for pedestrian accidents are negligent driving, speeding, and drivers failing to yield to pedestrians.
Tulare County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents
The sudden death of a loved one can be quite devastating for the victim’s family. It may leave them vulnerable to manipulation by both insurance companies and other parties. To avoid this, it is necessary to have an attorney by your side to fight for your rights.
Pending the official investigation results, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s help. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of income and companionship, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the fatal accident has caused them.
Our attorneys from Arash Law can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. 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. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.