Mountain House, CA (November 2, 2023) A 41-year-old woman tragically lost her life on Halloween evening while walking through a California neighborhood. According to the California Highway Patrol, the woman was struck by a vehicle backing out of a driveway around 7:15 p.m.
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The accident happened in front of 214 East Koshiba Place in Mountain House, California, according to authorities. The 41-year-old woman was walking down Koshiba Place and as she passed the private driveway of house number 214. A Ford SUV was parked in the driveway, occupied by a 47-year-old man. The man began backing out of the driveway as the woman was walking past, which led to him hitting her with his SUV. After hitting the woman, the driver then crashed into the neighbor’s garage door.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene and paramedics were ready to help the injured, but they sadly found the woman unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities are investigating this collision to understand exactly what happened on Koshiba Place in Mountain House on Halloween day.
Liability In Mountain House 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 Mountain House
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman killed in this tragic accident 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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