IRVINE, California (March 8, 2013) — Mohsen Mirfakhraie, 90, of Irvine was killed Friday night after being struck by a driver while crossing at the intersection of Trabuco Road and Monroe, according to a press release issued by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner Department.
About 6:20 p.m., police say the driver of a 2005 Toyota Camry crashed into Mirfakhraie as he attempted to cross Trabuco Road, the Orange County Register reported. The driver remained at the scene where the 90-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead by paramedics upon their arrival.
Police shut down Trabuco Road between Culver Drive and Yale Avenue in order to conduct a complete investigation into the pedestrian accident.
Witnesses are asked to contact Sergeant Matt August at [email protected] or (949) 724-7023.
California Pedestrian Accidents
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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Sources: http://ws.ocsd.org/EServices/PressReleases_Default.aspx, http://www.ocregister.com/news/police-498938-trabuco-authorities.html
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