Martha Davis, 86, killed while crossing street in Chico
CHICO, CA (June 30, 2022) – Martha Davis, 86, of Chico, was killed by a motorist when she was crossing the street in Chico according to Enterprise Record.
The accident occurred Tuesday around 10:03 a.m. on Forest Avenue near Hartford Drive where she was found lying on the ground by the Chico Police Department.
A 32-year-old man was driving the vehicle that struck Davis and remained on the scene when police arrived. His identity, along with the two passengers in his vehicle, is being withheld at this time.
Martha Davis was taken to the hospital by emergency response, where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries.
Officials have determined that neither alcohol nor speeding were factors in the accident. Davis was said to be crossing the street in an unmarked area not designated for pedestrians.
The driver in this case is not facing any charges.
Liability In Chico 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 Chico Pedestrian Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Martha Davis. Any person that may have additional information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.
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