78-year-old Napa man killed by pickup truck driver on Jefferson Street
NAPA, CA (May 23, 2022) – A 78-year-old man who was a pedestrian was killed Thursday night when he was struck by a pickup truck driver on Jefferson and Oak Streets according to Napa Valley Register.
Police responded to multiple reports of the collision, where the found the elderly man with major injuries at the scene. He was transported to a local hospital, but unfortunately died as a result of his injuries.
The driver was in a silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck when he struck the 78-year-old, and remained on the scene and cooperated with police.
The Register reports:
The police department’s accident reconstruction team investigated the scene, and tentatively determined the pedestrian was hit while walking westbound across Jefferson Street from Oak Street.
While the investigation continues, police are asking anyone who might have information or footage of the accident to come forward.
Liability In Napa Pedestrian Accidents
Thousands of pedestrians are killed or seriously injured every year in pedestrian accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 137,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for nonfatal crash-related injuries in 2017. Per trip, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash.” There are a number of factors that could lead to a pedestrian collision including:
- Drunk driving
- Driver distraction
- Inclement weather
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting pedestrians. The family of any victim that died in a pedestrian collision may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Napa Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of David Wensloff. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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