Pedestrian Killed In Encino Car Accident On 101 Freeway Near Balboa Boulevard
ENCINO, CALIFORNIA (October 14, 2019) – A pedestrian was hit and killed in a car accident that took place on Highway 101 near Balboa Boulevard.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 3:40 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a pedestrian was hit as they were crossing the center divider.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving measures they were pronounced dead at the scene.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have a responsibility to keep an eye out for pedestrians. This is especially important at night when there is reduced visibility. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.” The family of any victim that dies in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.