Fremont pedestrian killed on Mission Blvd
FREMONT, CA (May 24, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed while crossing the road on Mission Boulevard near the Sullivan underpass according to KRON4.
Fremont Police reported that around 12:15 a.m., a pedestrian attempted to cross Mission Blvd. when they were struck by a passing vehicle. The driver of the vehicle pulled over and administered first aid until emergency response arrived.
Once police officers and medics arrived, they continued the first aid while the driver remained on the scene. Unfortunately, the pedestrian succumbed to his or her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
There are no other details available at the time of this writing, but we will update this story as information becomes available.
Liability In Fremont 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 Fremont Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the decedent in this case. 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 a Fremont 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.