Gilroy, California (July 10, 2018) – The California Highway Patrol reported that a fatal pedestrian accident took place along the northbound lanes of Highway 101 near Monterey Road. The incident occurred at approximately 9:53 PM at night on Monday, July 9, 2018. Authorities have not revealed any detailed information concerning the identities of the people involved in the crash at this time.
According to the report, a pedestrian was walking along Highway 101 when, for indeterminate reasons, the victim moved directly into the line of traffic and was hit by a vehicle. Later, the Gilroy Police Department dispatched teams to the crash site and confirmed the victim had died from the impact.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing. As more evidence begins to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to the family and friends of the pedestrian during this difficult and tragic time.
Authorities are working hard to determine what specifically caused the crash. Forensic teams will examine photographs of the crash site and inspect the vehicle for mechanical issues or system failure. Officials will also consider if drunk driving, drug abuse, negligence, distracted driving, or reckless behavior played any part in the events leading up to the crash.
By law, drivers must reduce speed and give right of way to pedestrians in marked and unmarked crossing zones. It has not been determined if the pedestrian was walking in an unmarked zone.
In the case of a traffic accident resulting in fatalities, the family members of deceased victims will have the legal right to fil a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. By seeking legal assistance, these individuals can receive compensation for a variety of issues including medical bills, vehicle insurance, and painful injuries.
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.