On September 27th, a fatal car accident occurred between South Street and Cerritos Avenue at Long Beach. Long Beach Police Department is the first responder at the scene. A male pedestrian was crossing the intersection between the two streets when he stopped in the middle of South Street.
Two cars, a 2011 Toyota Camry and a 2005 Nissan Quest, were heading west when they both struck the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Both drivers attested that they did not see the man. Neither drivers were a distracted or impaired state while driving during the incident. It is assumed that the reason for the pedestrian’s sudden stop was that he was waiting for the eastbound traffic to clear.
Can A Pedestrian Be at Fault in A Car Accident?
In certain situations, it is possible. A pedestrian can be the cause of a car accident when they are found to be negligent, especially in terms of obeying traffic laws. However, proving this can be more difficult if you are the driver since the circumstances of the accident would be the main factor in determining who is most at fault. If you’re a driver in a car accident involving a pedestrian and you need legal counsel regarding your case then you can reach us to help you. We are available 24/7 to provide a free consultation about your automobile accident – call us at (877) 871-3256.