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a pedestrian crossing the street at night with oncoming cars

Founder & Principal Attorney
Maison Law

San Martin, CA – A pedestrian tragically lost their life in a collision early Tuesday morning, April 22, 2024, as reported by NBC Bay Area.

The victim, a 56-year-old man from Gilroy, was attempting to cross Monterey Road from east to west when he was struck by a Ford Windstar driven by a 55-year-old man from Windsor, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Preliminary investigations suggest that the victim may have walked into the path of the Ford before being fatally struck. Investigations have revealed that drugs or alcohol are not believed to have played a role in the crash.

In consideration of the family’s privacy, the name of the victim is being withheld until his next of kin can be notified.

Pedestrian Fatalities and Wrongful Death Claims

Those involved in a pedestrian crash should know that motorists are required to exercise an additional “duty of care” towards pedestrians due to their heightened vulnerability in car accidents, which more often result in pedestrian fatalities.

While no amount of money can heal the pain of losing a loved one to a vehicular fatality, their sudden and unexpected passing often brings equally unexpected costs in the form of medical bills, burial fees, and the loss of income to support any dependents of the deceased.

However, a Wrongful Death Claim, made with the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, can provide compensation to address that financial burden. Should the at-fault driver escape justice, compensation may be available from a family member’s uninsured driver coverage. Consulting with a personal injury attorney can help determine what the best options are.

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