Erne De La Torre Santiago killed in Brentwood after being struck by car
BRENTWOOD, CA (May 2, 2022) – Erne De La Torre Santiago, 54, was killed when a car struck him after he’d parked his own vehicle.
Paramedics arrived at the accident scene around 6:50 a.m. on the 12800 block of West San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood. Mr. Santiago was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the coroner, Mr. Santiago died of blunt head trauma.
The driver of the vehicle that struck Erne De La Torre Santiago remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
The cause of the accident is unknown, and the police are conducting an investigation into the collision.
Liability In Brentwood 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 Brentwood Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Erne De La Torre Santiago. Any person that may have additional information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Brentwood car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.