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NOVATO: Bev Hobie Killed In Car Accident While Crossing South Novato Boulevard


Jan 24, 2019

Bev Hobie Novato: 70-Year-Old Woman Identified As Bev Hobie Died In Car Accident As She Was Crossing South Novato Boulevard

NOVATO, CALIFORNIA (January 24, 2019) – A woman identified as Bev Hobie was hit and killed by a vehicle as she was attempting to cross South Novato Boulevard.

Novato police are saying that the victim was in a marked crosswalk around 6:07 p.m. when she was hit. Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. 

Despite life-saving efforts Bev Hobie was pronounced dead at the scene. Novato police are continuing to investigate what may have caused the car accident.

Liability In Pedestrian Accidents 

Drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and to yield the right of way to pedestrians that are in a marked crosswalk. 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.” The family of a victim that dies in a pedestrian accident will have the ability to seek justice through California’s Code of Civil procedure 377.60. A pedestrian accident attorney can evaluate the specific facts of your case and let you know what your options are. 

Investigating A Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Bev Hobie as they are going through such a difficult time. It is our sincere hope that any witnesses will come forward and speak with police. No family should ever have to go through something like this. 

If someone that you love has been killed due to the negligence of another driver you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have about your rights. We are committed to making sure that our clients get justice following an accident. Whether you just have questions following an accident or need a free investigation into your case we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.

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