Pedestrian Killed In Watsonville Car Accident On Highway 1 Near Vista Point
WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA (August 16, 2019) – A pedestrian has tragically died in a car accident on Highway 1 not far from Vista Point.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 9:30 p.m. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim.
He was found laying in the middle of the road. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and later died.
There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident.
Liability In Pedestrian Accidents
All drivers are supposed to use caution in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. This is true even if a pedestrian is outside of a legally marked crosswalk. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.” The family of any person that died in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident
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