A car injury lawyer would be useful following the demise of a man in a Ventura, California, auto-pedestrian accident. Authorities said Larry Kirby, 42, passed away after a car struck him on Tuesday, April 28th.
The preliminary accident report showed that the crash occurred at about 5:47 p.m. north of the Thille Neighborhood Park near Thille Street and Saratoga Avenue. The report did not state precisely how the crash happened, but Kirby sustained severe wounds.
First responders transported the man to the hospital, where he passed away while receiving treatment. There is no additional information at the time of this report, and the investigation remains active. Anyone with helpful details should contact the Ventura Police Department.
When an auto-pedestrian accident occurs, investigators look at the direction the victim and the driver were traveling at the time of the crash. It helps them narrow down the factors that led to the crash, and on whose side the most significant liability lies.
The fatality rate of auto-pedestrian accidents is based on certain factors ranging from the age of the person, speed of the driver, usage of a crosswalk, and impairments of the driver. Young persons between the age of 5 to 9 are prone to sustain fatal injuries, followed by older people above 65.
Driving above the speed limit increases a driver’s chances of hitting a pedestrian, as well as alcohol usage and recklessness. Drivers’ inattentiveness to crosswalks, and utilization of electronic devices while behind the wheel also contributes to auto-pedestrian crashes.
Those involved in this kind of accident should consult a car injury lawyer for legal advice and representation.
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