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Stockton Pedestrian Fatality


Stockton Pedestrian Fatality

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer. On the night of Saturday, December 12, 2015 a Stockton pedestrian fatality occurred. Stockton Police said that in the vicinity of Lan Ark Drive and Hammer Lane a vehicle accident happened. 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. Additionally, that 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 fault of the motorist, in whole or in part.  It is crucial to retain a skilled and dedicated Stockton Pedestrian Accident Attorney right away in order to pursue 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 make up or attending to one’s personal hygiene, arguing with a passenger in the vehicle, or engaging in any activity that takes 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 for yourself that distracted driving (texting) is like driving a car blind.

An individual who has been injured, or has lost a loved one, following an accident between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle should contact an experienced and highly skilled Stockton Pedestrian Accident Attorney right away. 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 worldwide 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

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