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YUCAIPA: Woman Killed in Pedestrian Accident at 14 Street and Yucaipa Boulevard

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Woman Killed in Yucaipa Pedestrian Accident on 14 Street and Yucaipa Boulevard– file photo

Woman in 30s Killed After Hit by Pickup Truck

YUCAIPA, California (Dec. 31, 2013) –An unidentified woman in her 30s was killed Monday night in a pedestrian accident at the intersection of 14 Street and Yucaipa Boulevard, according to a press release by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner.

About 9:20 p.m., police say the woman was struck by the driver of a pickup truck and critically injured while walking near the intersection. Paramedics responded to the pedestrian accident and transported the injured woman by ambulance to Redlands Community Hospital where she later died at 9:56 p.m., the report said.

The pedestrian accident is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department. Witnesses are asked to contact the station to help the investigation.

“There is an accident report pending for this fatal crash and it will contain an analysis of the collision factors based on evidence collected by police. This report will establish fault,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “The report is typically available within 30 days. The report is very helpful not only to law enforcement, but also to family and loved ones.  We extend our sympathy to the family of this woman as they try to piece together what happened and come to terms with such a tremendous loss.”

California Pedestrian Accident

Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950 (a) a driver must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, said Attorney West Seegmiller, a California and Las Vegas wrongful death attorney. Also, drivers are required to slow down when a pedestrian is in the roadway and be alert for any crossings.

“There are exceptions in the law, however, such as pedestrians are required to watch out for their own safety,” Seemiller said. “This means they cannot suddenly leave a curb and walk or run into the path of a vehicle. Also, pedestrians should not unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.”

However, if a pedestrian does step into the roadway suddenly the driver must still make every effort to safely stop or avoid hitting them whether it’s a marked or unmarked crosswalk, Seegmiller said.

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VENTURA: Pedestrian Struck, Injured by Motorist on Ventura Boulevard

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Pedestrian Struck by Driver on Ventura Boulevard — file photo

Pedestrian Injured in Crash on Ventura Boulevard

VENTURA, California (December 20, 2013)-A man was hit by a driver and trapped underneath the vehicle Friday morning in a busy commercial area at 18100 Ventura Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

At approximately 7:27 a.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department and paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident. Paramedics took the pedestrian who was struck to the hospital, however the condition of the patient is unknown at this time.

Police officers will investigate this incident and determine liability.

“Although pedestrians always have the right away when crossing the street at any marked or unmarked crosswalk or intersection, both pedestrians and motorists must be alert of their surroundings at all times especially in high traffic areas” said Attorney West Seegmiller, a California personal injury and wrongful death attorney.

For more information about whether you have a case against a negligent driver contact The Seegmiller Law Firm today at 1-855-275-9378.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH: Jungil Lee, 82, Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Garfield Avenue

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Driver Strikes Pedestrian on Garfield in Fatal Crash — file photo

Fountain Valley Man is Fourth Traffic Fatality in Huntington Beach this Month

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (December 19, 2013) – Jungil Lee, 82, of Fountain Valley was killed Wednesday night in a pedestrian accident on Garfield Avenue at Persimmon Street becoming the fourth fatality this month for the beach city, according to a report by the Huntington Beach Police Department.

About 5:16 p.m., Lee was struck by a 52-year-old driver in a grey 2003 Infinity G35 sedan who was heading westbound on Garfield.

The Huntington Beach Police and Fire departments responded to the pedestrian accident, but Lee died of his injuries at the scene of the accident.

The pedestrian accident is under investigation by the Huntington Beach Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Officers. Witnesses are asked to contact Officer Huynh at 714-536-5670 to assist in the investigation.

California Pedestrian Accident Laws

Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950 (a) a driver must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, said Attorney West Seegmiller, a California wrongful death attorney. Also, drivers are required to slow down when a pedestrian is in the roadway and be alert for any crossings.

“There are exceptions in the law, however, such as pedestrians are required to watch out for their own safety,” Seemiller said. “This means they cannot suddenly leave a curb and walk or run into the path of a vehicle. Also, pedestrians should not unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.”

However, if a pedestrian does step into the roadway suddenly the driver must still make every effort to safely stop or avoid hitting them whether it’s a marked or unmarked crosswalk, Seegmiller said.

“Our prayers and condolences go out to the family of this man as cope with his sudden loss,” Seegmiller said.

Police will compile a report based on evidence gathered at the scene, interviews with those involved and witnesses to the accident.  A report will detail the circumstances and police will assign liability between those involved.  For assistance in obtaining a police report and to see if you have a case against another driver contact The Seegmiller Law Firm at 1-855-275-9378.

(Copyright ©2013 The Seegmiller Law Firm. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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Pedestrian Hit by Seal Beach Police Patrol Car at Leisure World in Seal Beach

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Pedestrian Injured in Seal Beach accident at Leisure World. — file photo

SEAL BEACH, California (December 18, 2013)- A Seal Beach police officer struck and injured a pedestrian Wednesday afternoon at Golden Rain Road and Cedar Crest Lane, according to a report by California Highway Patrol dispatch.

The accident occurred at approximately 1:12 p.m. inside the Leisure World community. Paramedics responded to the scene of the accident to treat the pedestrian for undisclosed injuries.

“There are few details available at the time of this publication, but more information will be updated as it’s released,” said Attorney West Seegmiller.

Orange County Pedestrian Accident Laws

Under California Vehicle Code Section 21950 (a) a driver must yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, said Seegmiller, a California personal injury and wrongful death attorney.

“There are exceptions in the law, however, such as pedestrians are required to watch out for their own safety,” Seegmiller said. “This means they cannot suddenly leave a curb and walk or run into the path of a vehicle. Also, pedestrians should not unnecessarily stop or delay traffic while in a marked or unmarked crosswalk.”

However, if a pedestrian does step into the roadway suddenly the driver must still make every effort to safely stop or avoid hitting them whether it’s a marked or unmarked crosswalk, Seegmiller said.

For more than 32 years, The Seegmiller Law Firm has been assisting injured people who are involved in car accidents and need help obtaining compensation for their losses. Find out more by calling us at 1-855-275-9378 for a free consultation.

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Girl, 9, Killed, Boy, 7, Injured When Struck by Pickup Truck in Crosswalk

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Girl, 9, Killed, Boy, 7, Injured in pedestrian accident– file photo

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, California (Dec. 9, 2013) – A 9-year-old girl was killed and her 7-year-old brother injured Wednesday when the siblings were struck by the driver of a large pickup truck while crossing East Avenue and Banyan Street, according to news and coroner reports.

According to the Press Enterprise, the two children were walking in a marked crosswalk after leaving Etiwanda Colony Elementary School when the driver of a 2000 Ford F350 pickup truck hit them about 3:04 p.m.  The 69-year-old driver reportedly did not see the children as he was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto East Avenue.

The coroner identified the girl as Ashley Gardner. She died shortly after at a San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland about 3:46 p.m. Her brother Landon was treated for moderate injuries.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department has the pedestrian accident under investigation.

“Drivers who are traveling near schools are required under California law to be alert for children and other pedestrians as well as reduce their speeds during hours when children are present,” said Attorney West Seegmiller. “Additionally, people who drive large trucks have to be even more diligent about watching for pedestrians due to the difficulty of seeing small children while operating these large vehicles.”

A candlelight vigil was placed near the scene of the accident to honor the young girl.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact Deputy Robert Baxter or Sgt. Phill Dupper at 909-477-2800 or 909-477-2817.

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