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Pedestrian killed in California highway car accident

When a pedestrian is hit and killed by a vehicle in California, the individual's family members usually are caught off guard. Understandably, the situation is devastating, both physically and emotionally, for surviving loved ones. They especially may feel angry if the person who is believed to have caused the accident was speeding or engaging in some other form of careless behavior. One family is in this scenario following a tragic car accident involving a pedestrian in California.

This incident occurred on Interstate Highway 880. It started when a 26-year-old pedestrian was walking away from a vehicle collision. This particular collision occurred when a car was blocking the highway's middle lanes.

The man got out of his vehicle as a result of the crash. He then began to walk north on the highway. That's when another car that was driving south on the freeway hit the man.

The family members of the deceased victim in this case certainly have the right to seek to hold the driver who struck him financially accountable. Drivers who hit pedestrians may be held liable only if recklessness or negligence, such as driving while distracted, is established by the appropriate level of proof required. Once liability is established to the satisfaction of the California civil court presiding over the case, monetary damage claims will be considered. Financial restitution from successfully fought cases may help to cover funeral costs and other end-of-life expenses, as well as help to address pain and suffering or emotional distress resulting from the car accident.

Source:, "Man Killed While Walking Away From I-880 Crash Identified", Mario Sevilla, April 2, 2014

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