Frank Wang Milipitas: 84-Year-Old Man Identified As Frank Wang Died In Car Accident Near California Circle and Dixon Landing Road After Being Hit By Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
MILIPITAS, CALIFORNIA (February 23, 2019) – An 84-year-old man identified as Frank Wang has tragically died in a car accident at the intersection of California Circle and Dixon Landing Road .
Milipitas police are saying that the accident took place around 8:08 a.m. The victim was hit as he was walking in a crosswalk. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim.
Despite life-saving efforts Frank Wang was later pronounced dead. The driver of the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck that hit the victim stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
The intersection where the accident took place is very busy and connects to the freeway.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
Drivers are supposed to scan the roadway and take steps to avoid hitting pedestrians. According to the 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.” Most pedestrian accidents take place between 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pedestrians can become more difficult to see due to decreased visibility.
When a driver is negligent and hits a pedestrian they could face civil liability for the accident. Likewise, a city could face civil liability for an accident caused by a dangerous condition on the roadway. An intersection could be in a dangerous condition if it lacks basic safety features to keep pedestrians safe – like stop signs. When there is a history of accidents at a particular intersection this puts the city on notice that there is potentially a problem that needs to be fixed. The family of a pedestrian that dies in a car accident may be able to recover damages through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can evaluate the specific facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Frank Wang. Any witnesses that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP as they continue to investigate. It is our sincere hope that Milipitas authorities will investigate what happened thoroughly. There needs to be safety measures in place to help keep pedestrians safe along this stretch of road.
If you or someone that you love has been involved in a pedestrian accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We’ve successfully resolved thousands of claims and can help give you advice about what to do after an accident. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need help investigating an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.