Pedestrian accidents occur every day throughout the United States and often have varying injury severity. The small profile of pedestrians can make it difficult enough for most drivers to see them, but if a driver is intoxicated, it can be even more difficult to see pedestrians. Unfortunately, this can often lead to accidents that injure or even kill the pedestrian involved. A pedestrian accident in California recently killed one woman.
The accident took place on the afternoon of Sept. 18 when a driver struck a pedestrian. Initial investigations showed police that the driver struck the pedestrian while she was walking with her child. He lost control of his vehicle and crossed over the center line. He then struck an electric pole and car, which was then struck by a third car.
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident but sadly pronounced the woman deceased. The intoxicated driver attempted to flee the scene but was followed by another driver and later picked up by police. The accident is still under investigation by California police.
Once the investigation of the pedestrian accident has been completed, the family of the deceased victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation. The loss of a loved one is difficult on the family, and if the driver is not convicted in relation to the accident, the death can be even harder. However, compensation could provide the family with a small sense of justice for the loss of life. This would allow them to focus on coming to terms with their tragic loss.