Sunnyvale, CA – Male Pedestrian Dies after Collision with Vehicle near South Pastoria and Wets Iowa Avenues
Sunnyvale, CA (August 6, 2018) – The Sunnyvale Police Department reported that a male pedestrian died as the result of a brutal collision with a vehicle that took place in the vicinity of South Pastoria and West Iowa Avenues. The incident happened a little before 10:49 PM at night on Saturday, August 4, 2018. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identities of the deceased man or the driver involved in the crash has been revealed.
Based on the initial report from Sunnyvale Police, the 46-year old man had been struck by an oncoming vehicle along South Pastoria and West Iowa. As of now, authorities are still unsure as to what the pedestrian had been doing leading up to the time of the accident. Sometime after the incident, police officers confirmed the man had died at the accident site.
The report also affirmed the motorist remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Presently, the investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of the male pedestrian during this difficult time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Santa Clara County
As reported by the Sunnyvale Police Department, officers have still not determined what caused the accident along South Pastoria and West Iowa Avenues. As the investigation continues, officials will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving played any role in the events leading up to the crash. Likewise, forensic teams will inspect the vehicle and examine photos of the scene to determine if the driver had experienced mechanical issues or system failure.
By state law, drivers are required to decrease the speed of their vehicles and provide the right of way to pedestrians along all areas of the roadway. Given the circumstances of the case, authorities are unsure if the man had been walking in a marked or unmarked zone at the time of the crash.
The members of the man’s family may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit, pending the results of the investigation. By seeking legal intervention, these individuals can receive compensation or multiple issues including funeral expenses and the tragic loss of a loved one.
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.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
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 to all those involved in the accident.