An accident that took the life of a young man is still under investigation. The pedestrian accident occurred on a Friday night. The man was struck and killed while crossing a street in California.
Investigators have said the accident happened right around 8:30 p.m. That is about when police believe the 33-year-old man walked into a lane on the roadway. He was then hit by a Ford pickup truck. The driver of that pickup truck was not injured when his vehicle hit the pedestrian.
According to reports of the incident, the pedestrian’s injuries were such that he was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision at 8:52 p.m., although specifics about those injuries were not given. The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident. It is unknown at this time why the man tried to cross when he did.
Once an investigation wraps up, authorities may have a clearer picture of what exactly happened and if the driver of the pickup bears any culpability in this situation. If a driver is found to be liable or partially liable for a pedestrian accident that results in injuries or death, that driver may face criminal and civil action. In a California civil court, an injured pedestrian or the family of a pedestrian who lost his or her life may pursue action that could result in the awarding of monetary damages. The monetary damages awarded in cases such as this can help injured parties or families left behind tackle the financial losses suffered after a pedestrian accident.
Source: vvdailypress.com, “Officials ID pedestrian killed while attempting to cross I-15 Friday night“, May 2, 2016