Gerald Munyon Simi Valley: Homeless Man Identified As Gerald Munyon Jr. Died In Car Accident After Being Run Over By Vehicle Along Los Angeles Avenue
SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (February 24, 2019) – A 47-year-old homeless man identified as Gerald Munyon Jr. died in a car accident after being run over in an alley.
Los Angeles police authorities are saying that the accident took place around 6:10 AM in an alley on 1470 East Los Angeles Avenue. Despite life-saving efforts Gerald Munyon Jr. was later pronounced dead.
The driver who was going down the alleyway stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Anyone that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Simi Valley police department.
Liability In Car Accidents
Alleyways can be particularly dangerous places to drive, especially at night. Drivers should yield the right of way to 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.” Drivers that fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians may face civil liability for their actions.
The family members of a pedestrian that dies in a car accident are able to seek justice through a wrongful death claim. Next of kin may include the deceased person’s spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters. Damages in a wrongful death claim can include compensation for lost wages, loss of love and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can investigate all aspects of your claim and let you know what your rights are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Gerald Munyon Jr. Anyone that may have knowledge about what happened should reach out to the Simi Valley police department as they continue to investigate. We hope that safety measures are put in place to help reduce similar accidents in the future.
Have you or someone that you love been involved in a car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our personal injury attorneys are here to assist you in any way that we can. We can investigate your case free of charge and let you know what your options are. Whether you just have questions about your rights or are looking to get more information about an accident we are here for you. You can always reach out to us at (888) 888-9285.
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