Josh Jaumoullel-Howard Felton: 22-Year-Old Pedestrian Died In Car Accident Along Highway North of Graham Hill Road
FELTON, CALIFORNIA (February 23, 2019) – A 22-year-old man identified as Josh Jaumoullel-Howard has died in a car accident along Highway 9 after being hit by a Toyota 4 Runner.
Felton police officials are saying that the accident took place on Thursday around 4:30 p.m. The driver of the Toyota 4 Runner is only being described as a 47-year-old man from Boulder Creek.
He remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Highway 9 is a busy road by a number of homes as well as businesses. There is an ongoing investigation into what caused the accident.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are around 4,000 fatal pedestrian accidents every year in the United States. Another 59,000 pedestrians are injured in car accidents. Drivers have the responsibility to exercise caution around pedestrians and operate their vehicles according to the prevailing conditions of the road. Far too often, though, this does not happen and pedestrians are hit by intoxicated, distracted or speeding motorists.
According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “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.” Drivers that fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians lawfully in the roadway may face civil liability in the event of an accident.
The family of a pedestrian that dies in a car accident may be able to seek justice through California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. In addition to driver negligence, there may also be negligence on the part of a city if a road was in a dangerous condition. Damages in a wrongful death claim can include compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Josh Jaumoullel-Howard. Any witnesses that may have seen what happened should reach out to authorities as they continue to investigate. It is our sincere hope that city officials will take notice of what happened and implement safety measures to prevent additional accidents like this in the future.
If you or someone that you love has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Felton you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We care deeply about making sure that our clients get the answers and justice that they deserve following an accident. 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.