A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Palo Alto on Thursday, November 5th. The Palo Alto Police Department is leading the investigation into the case. The incident happened just after 10:30 a.m. between Waverly Street and Lytton Avenue. The pedestrian, a woman in her 70s, was crossing the road when a Honda Fit heading south, struck her. The Honda Fit driver was a woman around the age of 30. The pedestrian was severely injured, and although she was brought to the hospital for treatment, she was pronounced dead on arrival. The female driver was not injured in the incident. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances around the crash.
Does It Matter If A Pedestrian Wasn’t Crossing the Road Properly?
In 2018, one in every four people who die in a traffic accident is a pedestrian. But what if the pedestrian was the one who was at fault? Let’s say that they were jaywalking and the motorist who struck them was unable to evade them. Is the motorist still the person who is most responsible for causing the incident to happen? Well, in most cases if the blame is fully attributed to the pedestrian, then you, as the motorist, are absolved of the blame. Proving this can be the challenge, however. If you are facing this kind of circumstance and would like to get some insight on your case from an experienced traffic accident lawyer, call us at (800) 310-1606 to get a free consultation today.
Source: SF Gate