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California pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle

When someone is hit by a car or loses a loved one in a pedestrian accident, it is important for them to do everything they can to move forward. While the physical and emotional pain these incidents cause can be overwhelming, a pedestrian accident can lead to financial problems as well. Considering funeral expenses and medical bills, families may struggle with the costs associated with these tragedies. Too many of these stories appear in the San Francisco news, which should serve as a reminder to Bay Area drivers that they need to look out for pedestrians.

A 98-year-old man was struck by a car while he was attempting to cross an intersection in Berkeley. Although he had not lost consciousness when law enforcement officials first showed up, he lost his life after being taken to the hospital.

According to a spokeswoman for the police department, the driver cooperated with authorities and did not appear to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the collision occurred. The man who lost his life was a World War II veteran and had enjoyed walking every day for over 50 years. The former San Francisco State University teacher had four children and was also known for his accomplishments in the field of psychology.

If someone decides to take legal action and file a lawsuit, they should consider the numerous factors that can impact their case, such as who was at fault and whether or not the pedestrian was hit by a drunk driver. In order to simplify the experience and ensure that the proper legal approach is taken, someone who is in this position could benefit from talking to an attorney.

Source: Berkeleyside.com, “Car strikes and kills 98-year-old pedestrian in Berkeley,” Frances Dinkelspiel, April 5, 2014

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