Stockton, CA – Pedestrian Killed on Interstate 5 at Downing Avenue
Stockton, CA (March 27, 2021) – One woman lost her life after she attempted to cross a freeway in Stockton and was hit by a car. The crash was reported to have taken place on Sunday, March 21 at around 7:00 a.m.
According to officials, a vehicle was headed north on I-5 when a pedestrian attempted to cross the roadway in its path. The female pedestrian was then hit by the car.
The driver who struck the woman stopped and waited for authorities to arrive.
Paramedics were dispatched to the scene in order to assist the critically injured pedestrian. It remains unclear whether or not she was transported to the hospital. Her identity has not been released at this time.
Traffic delays ensued in the area for some time after the accident took place. Authorities in Stockton continue to investigate the circumstances of the wreck.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone involved and affected by this fatal accident.
Stockton Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents claim the lives of more than 900 people annually in California. These accidents have increased drastically over the past decade as more people are heading out to travel on foot. Regardless of the number of safety measures and laws put in place to protect those walking, jogging, and running along our roads, we continue to see people lose their lives at an alarming rate. In fact, the total pedestrian fatality rate in California is around 25% higher than the national average, presenting a real problem for our residents.
In many cases, pedestrians are struck by vehicles operated by distracted, impaired, and reckless drivers. Although we can be vigilant to protect others who are sharing the road, there is no guarantee that other motorists are going to take us into consideration while driving. As a result, we see numerous people fatally injured in accidents in California that could have been prevented. These accidents often have an overwhelming impact on families who are left to endure the mental, physical, and financial challenges of an unexpected loss. When victims are killed in auto accidents as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in California as soon as possible. Surviving relatives may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the costs they face moving forward after enduring an unexpected loss.
Working with a knowledgeable legal team can improve your chances of recovering after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. California pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates have extensive experience helping families recover after losing loved ones in preventable accidents. Unlike other types of personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death claims are filed in civil court by surviving relatives to recover compensation to alleviate the costs of funeral arrangements, recover lost wages, and obtain compensation for various other economic and non-economic losses. If your loved one lost their life in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at your earliest convenience by calling (888) 500-5000 to discuss legal options available to help you recover.