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UPDATE: Margaret Snively Killed In Car Accident At Morgan Hill Intersection By Watsonville Road Near Venetian Way


Nov 13, 2018

Margaret Snively Accident: 71-Year-Old Margaret Snively Died In Car Accident While Walking Across Watsonville Road Near Venetian Way

 MORGAN HILL, CALIFORNIA (November 13, 2018) A 71-year-old pedestrian from Morgan Hill identified as Margaret Snively has tragically died in a car accident while walking across Watsonville Road.

Morgan Hill police are saying that the accident took place around 8:10 p.m. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

Firefighters rushed to the scene and began efforts to try and save the victim’s life. Margaret Snively was tragically pronounced dead due to her injuries. Another woman that has been identified as Tiffany Ulaimo has tragically died in a single vehicle car accident at the same intersection.

Police are encouraging anyone that may have seen either of the two accidents to contact Morgan Hill police Cpl. Scott Silva or Officer John Kuhlen at 408-776-7300.

Liability In Car Accidents At Dangerous Intersections

There are a number of factors that police will want to look into for the car accident that killed Margaret Snively in Morgan Hill. The driver that hit her may face civil liability depending on the circumstances that led up to the crash. A number of pedestrian accidents occur with drivers that are negligent or unattentive. It has been estimated that most accidents take place between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. This is about the time that most people are coming home from work and when it’s beginning to get dark. A city may also be held liable for an accident caused by a dangerous condition in the roadway.

When there is a history of accidents at a particular intersection this is usually indicative that there may be safety issues with the intersection. For example, an intersection may have confusing markings or lack basic safety features like stop signs. Poor lighting may cause pedestrians to go unseen by motorists. Victims of car accidents caused by road design defects may have the ability to file a claim for damages. A car accident attorney can conduct a thorough investigation into your case and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued.

Getting A Police Report After A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the family of Margaret Snively as they are going through this difficult time. It is our sincere hope that city engineers will examine this intersection to determine if it is dangerous. It’s highly unusual for two accidents to occur at the same spot in such a short time period. Anyone that may have witnessed the crash should contact the Morgan Hill police department.

If you or someone that you love has been injured or killed in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury lawyers are here to help you with whatever you need. We have the staff and resources to conduct a thorough investigation into your case and let you know what your options are. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a police report after an accident we can help. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. Mark Gomez. Coroner identifies two women killed in separate incidents near same Morgan Hill intersection. 2018

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