Pedestrian Killed In Lost Hills Car Accident On Highway 33 In Fresno County
LOST HILLS, CALIFORNIA (August 16, 2019) – A pedestrian has tragically been killed in a car accident on State Route 33 not far from Lost Hills.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 9:00 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation the pedestrian was struck as they were crossing the road.
The driver that hit the pedestrian remained at the scene and spoke with police. Paramedics rushed to help the victim, but they later succumbed due to their injuries.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers have a legal responsibility to take measures to avoid hitting pedestrians even if they are outside of legally marked crosswalks. 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 died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
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