Pedestrian killed on Highway 101 near Bayside Cutoff
BAYSIDE, CA (June 8, 2022) – A pedestrian was killed on Highway 101 near the Bayside Cutoff on May 19 according to ABC 7 KRCR.
The California Highway Patrol said on Monday that the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the highway around 3:00 a.m., and that the driver is not suspected of being impaired by drugs or alcohol.
The pedestrian’s toxicology report will also be made available by the Humboldt County Coroner’s office once it becomes available.
It is unclear why the pedestrian was walking along the lanes of the highway during the time of the accident, and CHP officers are asking for those who might have additional information to contact their offices. Anyone with additional details can reach the officers at the Humboldt Area CHP at (707) 822-5981 or the 24-hour dispatch line at (707) 268-2000.
Liability In Bayside 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 Bayside 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 Bayside pedestrian 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.