Corina Aguilar, 49, killed on Highway 184 in Lamont after being struck by car
LAMONT, CA (June 23, 2022) – 49-year-old Lamont resident Corina Aguilar was killed when she was struck by a vehicle on Highway 184 while crossing the road.
The accident occurred Tuesday night around 10 p.m. when California Highway Patrol officers responded to an accident involving a car and pedestrian near Hickory Lane.
Officers say that Corina Aguilar was outside of a crosswalk when she was hit by the car. It was estimated that the vehicle was traveling around 55 mph when Aguilar was struck and killed.
Enrique Torres was driving south on Highway 184 when Aguilar stepped onto the road and the two collided. Rosa Cabrera was a passenger in Torres’ vehicle. Both were wearing their seatbelts and were not injured in the accident.
CHP officers do not believe that alcohol was a factor in this accident, and no arrests have been made.
Liability In Lamont 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 Lamont Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Corina Aguilar. Any person that may have 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 an 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 (844) 966-0965.