One Person Dead Following Car Accident On Highway 99 In Butte County
BUTTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (February 4, 2019) – One man has died on Saturday night in a car accident that took place on the Highway 99 not that far from Sutter County.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 11:45 p.m. Two people were by the side of the highway after their car broke down.
For reasons that remain under investigation, one of those people was hit by a car and sustained serious injuries. Despite life-saving efforts they later died at the hospital.
The CHP are continuing to investigate the fatal crash.
Liability In Car Accidents
It has been estimated that nearly 35,000 people are killed every year in the United States. Most accidents are due to human error. Drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles according to the prevailing conditions of the road and yield the right of way to pedestrians as appropriate.
According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “(a) The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter. (b) This section does not relieve a pedestrian from the duty of using due care for his or her safety.”
The family of a victim that dies will be able to file a wrongful death claim under California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. A wrongful death attorney can examine your claim free of charge and let you know what your rights are. Damages in a wrongful death claim can include compensation for lost income, loss of love and pain and suffering.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We’ve been helping families all across California for over 40 years. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a free investigation into your case we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.