Port Hueneme, CA (September 22, 2023) A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Wednesday night (September 20, 2023) in Port Hueneme. The Port Hueneme Police Department said they responded to the accident around 8:23 p.m.
Have you or someone you know been injured in an accident? Reach out to us at any time at 844-966-0965
Upon arrival, officers found a man in the roadway at Park Avenue and North Ventura Road. The pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment of injuries they sustained during the collision. Commander Rover Albertson said the pedestrian later died at the hospital from their injuries.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. He was identified as a 45-year-old Port Hueneme man. He was driving north on Ventura Road when he struck the pedestrian.
Investigators at the scene do not suspect speed or impairment as contributing factors in this collision, Albertson said. The investigation is ongoing, though.
Liability In Port Hueneme 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 Port Hueneme
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person 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.
Have you or someone you care about been injured in a 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