Ernest Lum Accident: Victim Died In Car Accident After Being Hit By Car On The Fourth Floor of The San Bruno Train Station Parking Garage
SAN BRUNO, CALIFORNIA (October 30, 2018) A 55-year-old man identified as Ernest Lum has tragically died after he was hit by a 1997 Ford Expedition on the fourth floor of the parking garage.
Firefighters responded to the scene of the car accident around 8:50 a.m. San Bruno police are saying that the driver involved in the fatal car accident remained at the scene and cooperated.
Ernest Lum was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. But he died a short time after arriving at the hospital. There is an ongoing investigation into how the accident may have taken place.
Liability In Car Accidents In Parking Garages
Parking lots and parking garages can be very tricky to navigate. A parking garage is essentially a 3D network of cars and people that must work and move around each other. It’s easy to hit a person or another car if you aren’t paying attention. This is why speed limits in most parking lots are capped around 5-10 miles per hour. If a driver is negligent and hits a pedestrian they may face civil liability for the accident.
Parking lot owners also have a responsibility to make sure that their premises are safe. There are design guidelines on how parking structures should be created and maintained. A poorly lit parking lot may be hazardous because drivers won’t be able to see a pedestrian. A victim of a parking lot accident or their family may have the ability to file a claim for damages in order to be compensated for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Getting Help From A Car Accident Attorney
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the family of Ernest Lum. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened so that similar accidents can be prevented. It would be deeply unfortunate if another person were injured or killed at the same location.
If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a car accident at a parking garage you may have legal recourse. Our personal injury attorneys can investigate every aspect of your case and let you know where you stand in terms of your rights. Whether you are looking to get a free police report after an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you (888) 888-9285.
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