Pedestrian Identified Following Fatal Cameron Park Car Accident

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November 19, 2020
Edward Smith

Pedestrian Identified After Deadly Cameron Park Car Accident

On Monday, November 16, 2020, El Dorado County authorities reported the identity of a man who recently passed away after being struck by a vehicle during a Cameron Park car accident. The man was identified as 66-year-old Placerville resident Ernie Taylor. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), Taylor was the only individual who sustained injuries during the crash, and the collision remains under official investigation.

Crash Information

The collision took place at around 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a Rite Aid Pharmacy located on Green Valley Road within Cameron Park. Taylor had been walking through the lot while a 90-year-old woman from Shingle Springs was backing out of a parking spot located in front of the pharmacy in her 2016 Lexus. As it reversed, the vehicle traveled a short distance south before striking Taylor, knocking him to the ground.

Witnesses contacted police, who immediately sent responders out to the scene. Upon reaching the area, medical officials discovered that Taylor was critically injured and had him rushed to the Roseville Medical Center for immediate emergency medical attention. Tragically, Taylor succumbed to his injuries later in the day while in custody of the hospital.


As CHP continues to conduct a full investigation into this crash, officers haven’t said what, if any, causes they suspect to have played a role. Additionally, investigators noted that the weather was clear and that the asphalt was dry when the collision occurred. Importantly, many pedestrian accidents occur for multiple reasons, including things that may not be under driver control like poorly designed roads or malfunctioning brakes.

Furthermore, the process of investigating a fatal crash can be complicated. Because officers can’t interview the decedent, they may not be able to fully understand what took place. In these cases, it’s important to have an attorney privately investigate the accident so that important evidence isn’t overlooked. Doing so can have a vital impact on your family’s ability to claim fair compensation from at-fault parties and/or insurers.

How Can a Lawyer Help My Family?

Fatal accidents typically cause an immense amount of grief, and families can have a hard time coping with their feelings during such a traumatic time. Furthermore, families may face challenges like lost income and/or services, paying for funeral and burial costs, and medical bills related to the incident.

By working with an attorney and pursuing a wrongful death claim, families are often able to claim full payment for these losses, providing them with financial and personal security while they are enduring a very painful period of their lives. However, wrongful death claims can be complicated, and it’s important to have every advantage that you can. For this reason, it’s best to reach out to a Cameron Park wrongful death lawyer at your earliest opportunity.

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