Silverado, CA. Fatal Pedestrian Accident Following Solo-Car Crash on Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado, CA. (July 5, 2018) – A 28-year-old man became the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident following a one-car crash on Santiago Canyon Road on July 4. The California Highway Patrol reported that the young man crashed into a tree in the vicinity of Irvine Lake before getting out of his vehicle. After exiting the vehicle, the man was reportedly struck by another vehicle on Santiago Canyon Road, south of Hicks Haul Road.
The unfortunate crash occurred at approximately 12:40 a.m. according to the report. The victim of the crash had apparently been driving north on Santiago Canyon Road when he lost control of his blue 2016 Hyundai Sonata and veered off the road and into a tree for unknown reasons. His vehicle stopped finally came to a rest in the opposing lane of traffic on the west side of the road. Sadly, the man made the decision to get out of his vehicle in the middle of the street. That’s when a silver 2007 Hyundai Elantra reportedly struck the victims’ vehicle, subsequently pushing the Sonata into the man.
Tragically, the young man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident due to his injuries. The driver of the Elantra was unharmed, although a female passenger in that vehicle was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. A thorough investigation is currently being conducted to determine liability.
We offer our most heartfelt condolences to the family members and loved ones of this devastating accident.
Wrongful Death Attorney
Due to the unusual circumstances surrounding this accident, only a very detailed investigation may be able to conclusively establish who was at fault for the death of the victim. Should the investigation determine that the driver of the Elantra acted negligently behind the wheel, then there will likely be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Nevertheless, only the family members of the victim may decide if they wish to file a claim for compensation.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery. If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 211-2562 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.