Man struck and killed by car near Highway 198 in Kings County

Posted: June 14, 2022

KINGS COUNTY, CA (June 14, 2022) – A man was struck and killed by a car near Highway 198 in Kings County according to ABC 30 News.

A driver attempted to use a turning lane to pass another vehicle when he struck and killed the pedestrian.

The maneuver caused the driver to lose control of his car and hit the center divider.

The pedestrian was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was taken to the hospital with only minor injuries.

It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.

The decedent’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

Liability In Kings County 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:

  • Speeding
  • 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 Kings County Pedestrian Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the slain pedestrian 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 Kings County 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 (844) 966-0965.


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