Pedestrian Killed In Gorman Hit-And-Run Accident On Highway 138 By Quail Lake Road
GORMAN, CALIFORNIA (August 30, 2019) – A 26-year-old woman has tragically died in a pedestrian accident on Highway 138 near Quail Lake Road.
California Highway Patrol are reporting that the accident first took place around 5:35 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation, a gray pickup struck the pedestrian and then fled the scene.
Police are still searching for the driver of the pickup. Anyone that may have seen what happened should reach out to the California Highway Patrol.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers have a legal responsibility to use caution to avoid hitting pedestrians even when they are outside legally marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “(d) Subdivision (b) does not relieve a driver of a vehicle from the duty of exercising due care for the safety of any pedestrian within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.” The family of any person that died in a pedestrian accident may be able to hold the negligent driver accountable through a wrongful death claim.
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