Gilroy, CA (September 18, 2023) A man on an electric skateboard was struck and killed on Saturday night in Gilroy. Officers responded to the 911 calls about the accident around 9:00 p.m.
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The accident occurred on First Street between Kern Avenue and Wren Street. A 34-year-old man was riding an electric skateboard when he was hit by a vehicle. Investigators believe that the riding the electric skateboard down the middle of the roadway when he was struck.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
The skateboarder sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Liability In Gilroy 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:
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 factors of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Pedestrian Accident In Gilroy
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the skateboarder killed in this collision. 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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