PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA (February 14, 2017) – A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed on Tuesday morning after an accident on the 580 Freeway, according to local news sources. (map)
The accident happened around 1:11 am on the westbound side of the 580 Freeway near Hacienda Drive. A red Chevrolet Impala struck a pedestrian for unknown reasons.
The pedestrian was tragically declared dead at the scene by responding medical personnel. The accident remains under open investigation to determine cause and liability.
“According to experts drivers are responsible the majority of the time for pedestrian accidents. These collisions occur when drivers are careless and fail to yield in a crosswalk or when they turn right on a red light without looking out for a pedestrian,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm, a California pedestrian accident and personal injury law firm.
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving Pleasanton, Los Angeles, San Diego, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.