81-Year-Old Pedestrian Died In Chula Vista Work Truck Accident By Fourth Avenue
CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA (October 23, 2019) – An 81-year-old pedestrian has died and three people were injured in a car accident along Fourth Avenue.
Chula Vista police are saying that the accident took place around 1:10 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation a man driving a work truck lost control and hit a parked Chevrolet Silverado.
The Chevrolet Silverado then hit another vehicle and an 81-year-old man crossing the street. The pedestrian became trapped underneath the Chevy.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. Despite life-saving measures the 81-year-old pedestrian died due to his injuries.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Chula Vista work Truck Accidents
All drivers have a liability to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner in order to prevent accidents. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
When the driver of a work truck is negligent and hits a pedestrian the company that they work for may face vicarious liability. Companies are generally responsible for the negligent conduct of their employees – insofar as those employees are working within the course and scope of their job duties. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through California Civil Code 377.60. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Chula Vista Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim that died in this accident. We wish for a quick recovery for everyone else affected. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the police as they continue their investigation.
If you or someone that you care about has been involved in a pedestrian accident there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.