Stockton Pedestrian Fatality

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December 31, 2015
Edward Smith

Stockton Pedestrian Fatality

On the night of Saturday, December 12, 2015, a Stockton pedestrian fatality occurred. Stockton Police said a vehicle accident happened in the vicinity of Lan Ark Drive and Hammer Lane. In the accident, a vehicle struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian succumbed to injuries sustained when struck by the automobile.

What Happened?

Little is known about the Stockton pedestrian fatality. Stockton Police Department has been investigating the details leading up to this traffic fatality. No information as to the exact cause of the accident has been released.

Some Common Causes of Auto versus Pedestrian Accidents

Under California law, a motor vehicle must yield to any pedestrian who is in a crosswalk. The driver must also yield to a pedestrian traversing through an intersection that is a non-marked walkway. See California Vehicle Code Section 21950(a). This means that most, if not all, traffic collisions between a car and a pedestrian in these types of locations are the result of driver negligence. Many other pedestrian accidents are the motorist’s fault, in whole or in part. Retaining a skilled and dedicated Stockton Pedestrian Accident Attorney right away is crucial to pursuing all your available legal remedies.

There are many types of pedestrian versus car accidents, but some of the more common causes are as follows:

  • Distracted driving – This broad term includes texting, talking on a cell phone, eating or drinking, applying makeup or attending to one’s personal hygiene, arguing with a passenger in the vehicle, or engaging in any activity that takes the driver’s focus off the roadway;
  • Driving while sleepy or fatigued;
  • Failing to yield;
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
  • Failure to yield;
  • Failure to stop at a stop light or sign;
  • Excessive Speed;
  • Failing to use a signal when making a turn and
  • Driving aggressively.

WATCH: Youtube Video: Distracted Driving is Like Driving Blind [below]. 

In this video, created by Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer Ed Smith, you will see that distracted driving (texting) is like driving a car blind.

An individual injured or lost a loved one following an accident between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle should immediately contact an experienced and highly skilled Stockton Pedestrian Accident Attorney. Steps must be taken immediately to determine the exact cause of the traffic accident.

Contact Edward A Smith Law Offices

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer. My staff of legal professionals and I have built the primary accident information site on the world wide web,  If you or someone dear to you has been seriously injured or killed as the result of an accident involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian, call me, Edward A Smith, now at (916) 921-6400  Please use our toll-free number if you are calling outside the 916 area (800) 404-5400 to receive friendly advice during a free initial consultation  The Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Edward A Smith Law Offices are ready and able to get to work for you immediately.

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Source: ABC10