IRVINE, CA (JULY 22, 2023): 87-year-old Maria Servas was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing the street in Irvine Friday evening, according to the Irvine Police Department. Servas was walking northbound on the crosswalk of Marketplace when the black Jeep Wrangler, traveling westbound, fatally struck her.
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Paramedics arrived to the scene at approximately 7:45 p.m., where Servas was pronounced dead. The authorities report that the driver is cooperating with the investigation.
Liability In Maria Servas’ Accident
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 The Death of Maria Servas
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Maria Servas. 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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